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
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