Lega Ivory Statue (CMI 069)

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Some Lega figurative sculptures use flatness to illustrate the feminine posture of moral and social goodness. Lega figures are individually owned by the highest ranking society members, are the most coveted of all initiation objects. Some anthropomorphic figures are called kalimbangoma. Each member of  a sublevel of the highest Bwami rank, owns a ivory human kalimbangoma figure as a sign of his status.The following statue has a dark brown patina and is visibly old.

Material:Ivory

Age:approximately 55-70 yrs

Origin:Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Condition:Very good

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 12 cm

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