The small Lega bone figure was a personal amulet of a high ranking member of the Bwami Society.  Lega figures were a symbolic representation used in teaching moral, social and political values  during initiation rites.  The face is heart shaped with coffee bean eyes and stands on two legs bent inward.

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 and custom stand
Dimensions: 6 in. high x 2 1/2  in. wide 
Condition: Figure appears fine condition
Inventory #A1031
Price: $1,800

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