Lega African Bwami Figure with 4-FacesLega African Bwami Figure with 4-FacesLega African Bwami Figure with 4-FacesLega African Bwami Figure with 4-FacesLega African Bwami Figure with 4-FacesLega African Bwami Figure with 4-Faces

19th Century Multi-faced figure of an important person, from the Lega peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Made of a single piece of carved wood, the faces are decorated with white koalin clay, the body stained dark with oil.

Approx. 17 inches high.

Lega art is primarily used ceremonially by and for members of the "Bwami" society, which regulates nearly all aspects of Lega social and ritual life. Multi-headed figures are thought to represent the ability of advanced Bwami members to see in many directions and be fair-minded and wise.

Lega sculptures are valued by collectors for their enchanting abstracted forms.

Aged condition with good patina and multiple indications of use, including some nicks and wood-losses as can be seen in the photos.

ITEM ID
9069
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Collection W

Lega African Bwami Figure with 4-Faces

$850

Add to Cart
Make Offer
Email Shop Owner

Another shopper is interested in this item


    Fine and Ethnographic Art
    Shipping is free on all of my items shipped within the U.S. and Canada!

    Shipping:Free
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Sales Tax:$0.00 USD
    Shipping to: USA
    change
    Combinable for shipping discounts


    Collection W


    Bruce Wood
    Franklin , MA This Shop is rated New or Unrated - Fewer than 5 sales New or Unrated Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2020