Sakimatwematwe figure Lega - SOLD OUT

Figure Sakimatwematwe (Iginga) in African Lega Art

Multi-headed Iginga Lega Statue: Iginga-type African statues are the most powerful in the so-called "Bwami" cult. During ceremonies, they are rubbed with palm oil which gives them this beautiful patina. It also sometimes happens to "grate" them, sawdust and chips into medicinal potions to be ingested. "When they have several heads, they are called Sakimatwematwe, a superb authentic object worthy of the greatest collections of tribal art.

Origin : private collection, Belgium Dating : 1945 - 1955 Size : 55 x 15 cm Materials : wood, feathers

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium

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