Lega Kisumbi stool - SOLD OUT

In African art, the Lega use a profusion of stools and folders, but give a symbolic to one type of stool: kisumbi. It consists of a concave circular seat and a convex base interconnected by stylized cariatid characters.
All initiates of the rank of Yananio have a stool of this type as a sign of their high rank. They keep it all their life, then pass it on to their successor at the moment of their death. The conceptual link between the stool and the janiform figurines indicates to the initiates that as chiefs they must keep abreast of all that is happening in the community.

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00627

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
27 x 23 cm
Ethnic group
Lega / Balega / Warega
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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