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LEGA wood double head Figure statue Bwami Congo African Tribal Art 1608
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Description
CONGO DRC
LEGA Sakimatwematwe figure
Sakimatwematwe figurines are multi-headed sculptures (number may vary)
They represent the initiate who observes what others do not even see. (read on this subject the text by Marguerite de Sabran:
"Sakimatwematwe, the Face of Knowledge" in Sothebys Arts d'Afrique et Océanie 14 dec 2016, (lot 44)
This one is particular, the two heads are superimposed and are not in opposition.
They have as a base a miniature stool typical of the tribe
These statuettes, generically called Iginga, are used within the Bwami, an association which organized the social structure and ensured the stability of the community.
The Lega are a forest people Bantu of Central Africa, established in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the provinces of South Kivu and Maniema
Characteristics:
TYPE OF OBJECT: Figure, statue, figurine.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Lega – Balega - Warega.
ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
Sud Kivu and Maniema provinces
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 9 3/4 inches high.
CONDITION: Medium
Please have a look on the pictures.
BIBLIOGRAPHIE / BIBLIOGRAPHY :
- LEGA. ETHIQUE ET BEAUTE AU COEUR DE L'AFRIQUE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 2002. KBC.
- JOYAUX LEGA DE LA COLLECTION BENOIT ROUSSEAU. VIVIANE BAEKE, MRAC ET BENOIT ROUSSEAU. 2013. BRUNEAF.
- A LA RECHERCHE DU SENS DU BWAMI, AU FIL D'UNE COLLECTION PAS COMME LES AUTRES. VIVIANE BAEKE. SANS DATE. MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
- LA SCULPTURE DES LEGA. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1994. GALERIE HELENE ET PHILIPPE LELOUP- PARIS-NEW-YORK.
- THE ARTS OF ZAIRE, VOL II EASTERN ZAIRE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1986 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS.
- L'ART DES LEGA D'AFRIQUE CENTRALE, ELIZABETH L. CAMERON. 2013. MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY.
- LEGA CULTURE. ART, INITIATION AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY AMONG A CENTRAL AFRICAN PEOPLE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1973. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS.
- LES LEGA ET LEUR ART. SUR LES TRACES D’UN REVEUR EGARE AU CONGOLAND. EMILE-ALEXANDRE GEORGES. 2005. MUEÉE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE.
- L'ART LEGA - GRANDEUR ET HUMILITE. DANS LA COLLECTION VALLIER
(2016, VALENTINE PLISNIER ET MICHEL BOULANGER)


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    LEGA wood double head Figure statue Bwami Congo African Tribal Art 1608

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    0087: LEGA wood double head Figure statue Bwami Congo African Tribal Art 1608

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    Description
    ...
    CONGO DRC
    LEGA Sakimatwematwe figure
    Sakimatwematwe figurines are multi-headed sculptures (number may vary)
    They represent the initiate who observes what others do not even see. (read on this subject the text by Marguerite de Sabran:
    "Sakimatwematwe, the Face of Knowledge" in Sothebys Arts d'Afrique et Océanie 14 dec 2016, (lot 44)
    This one is particular, the two heads are superimposed and are not in opposition.
    They have as a base a miniature stool typical of the tribe
    These statuettes, generically called Iginga, are used within the Bwami, an association which organized the social structure and ensured the stability of the community.
    The Lega are a forest people Bantu of Central Africa, established in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the provinces of South Kivu and Maniema
    Characteristics:
    TYPE OF OBJECT: Figure, statue, figurine.
    ETHNICAL GROUP: Lega – Balega - Warega.
    ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
    Sud Kivu and Maniema provinces
    MATERIAL: Wood
    DIMENSIONS: About 9 3/4 inches high.
    CONDITION: Medium
    Please have a look on the pictures.
    BIBLIOGRAPHIE / BIBLIOGRAPHY :
    - LEGA. ETHIQUE ET BEAUTE AU COEUR DE L'AFRIQUE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 2002. KBC.
    - JOYAUX LEGA DE LA COLLECTION BENOIT ROUSSEAU. VIVIANE BAEKE, MRAC ET BENOIT ROUSSEAU. 2013. BRUNEAF.
    - A LA RECHERCHE DU SENS DU BWAMI, AU FIL D'UNE COLLECTION PAS COMME LES AUTRES. VIVIANE BAEKE. SANS DATE. MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
    - LA SCULPTURE DES LEGA. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1994. GALERIE HELENE ET PHILIPPE LELOUP- PARIS-NEW-YORK.
    - THE ARTS OF ZAIRE, VOL II EASTERN ZAIRE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1986 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS.
    - L'ART DES LEGA D'AFRIQUE CENTRALE, ELIZABETH L. CAMERON. 2013. MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY.
    - LEGA CULTURE. ART, INITIATION AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY AMONG A CENTRAL AFRICAN PEOPLE. DANIEL P. BIEBUYCK. 1973. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS.
    - LES LEGA ET LEUR ART. SUR LES TRACES D’UN REVEUR EGARE AU CONGOLAND. EMILE-ALEXANDRE GEORGES. 2005. MUEÉE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE.
    - L'ART LEGA - GRANDEUR ET HUMILITE. DANS LA COLLECTION VALLIER
    (2016, VALENTINE PLISNIER ET MICHEL BOULANGER)


    Reserve: $300.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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