Animal charm Mugugundu Lega - SOLD OUT

Among the Lega, figurines depicting animals are named Mugugundu.
In this case, this could specifically be a Mugugundu Lungaga antelope or a pangolin.
There are also specific representations called “Myangulanda”, like the Kitende or Kituku frogs.
These objects are the exclusive property of high dignitaries of the Bwami.
This figurine clearly has an ancient patina and a beautiful geometric allure.
This piece is very similar to the one listed by Biebuyck in the Merton Simpson Collection, USA. Uncommon animal figurine.

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00615

Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
6 x 22 cm
Expert's estimate
450 - 500 €
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent