Lega Male Bwami Society Figure, Congo #675

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  •  Lega Male Bwami Society Figure, Congo #675
  • This kind of figurine was used in the context of the cult of Bwami, during small scenes illustrating the aphorisms of which the Lega are fond.
  • Bwami is a Society whose Secret Rites were reserved for Initiates. This Association organized the social structure and ensured the stability of the Lega Community.
  • The Lega are a Bantu forest people from central Africa, established mainly in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, east of the Lwalaba river (the Congo river), up to altitude in the Mitumba Mountains, in the provinces of South Kivu and Maniema.
  • Measurements: 42 x 8 x 8 cm.
  • Condition: Very good. Traces of an animal skin wig/ hair on the back of the figure's head.
  • Circa 1930-40's