Iginga figure of the Bwami Lega - SOLD OUT

Many masks and figure were used to transmit knowledge to the young people in the lega culture. Each one of these african art pieces linked to the Bwami had a very, deep and complex moral or social meaning. Each figure in this culture tells a story often told like a proverb supposed to help young people to climb the ladder of initiation to eventually reach the kindi or the highest grade of the Bwami society.Origin : private collection, BelgiumDating : 1960'sSize :  24 x 9 cmMaterials : wood, metal

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
Expert's estimate
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Material(s)
Wood
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium

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