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 honey brown patina on custom base
Dimensions: 4 1/2 in. high x 2 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition
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