This finely carved Lega bone figure was owned by a high ranking member of the Bwami secret society.  Bone and ivory figures were status symbols that were used for teaching morals during initiation ceremonies.

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early  20th c
Provenance:  Ex: Dr. Jack Kimbrough collection, San Diego, CA
Materials:  Bone with a rich patina and custom stand
Dimensions: 4 1/2 in. high x  2 1/2  in. wide 
Condition: Appears in fine condition
Inventory #A1032
Price: $1,500

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