- Sold out
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.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 6 x 22 cm
- Expert's estimate
- 450 - 500 €
- Ethnic group
- Lega / Balega / Warega
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium