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Ancestor figure - Bone, Cauris - Lega - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Ancestor figure – Bone, Cauris – Lega – Congo DRC


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Ancestor figure
Ethnic group/ culture:Lega
Region/ country:Congo DRC
Material:Bone, Cauris
Period:mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:Yes
Dimensions:21×7×6 cm
Weight:650 g

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Bone figurines and masks fit into rites of the non-secret Bwami society. This is an organisation scattered with initiatory stages during which the candidates have to learn the moral code, in order to reach the Kindi, in other words, the ultimate rank. Objects related to the Bwami served as educational supports for different stories and tales conveying the moral code. They were also objects of prestige for their owner. Nice bone figure with a great patina of use. 
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).