Sculpture - Wood - Lega - DR Congo

Description
Sculpture - Wood - Lega - DR Congo
Mid 20th century - Excellent

Our four headed figure "Sakimatwematwe" has a base at the bottom that bears a resemblance to an elephant's foot.
According to Nicolas de Kun, who was in Congo between 1948-1960 and acquired a similar figurine, it refers to the necessity of collectivity during elephant hunting.
Metaphor for the importance of group interest within the community.

Ex. Colonial collection, Family Goudleven , Leuven/ Belgium.
See : for more info photo of the figurine of N. de Kun (32.70 cm)

Semi hard wood type.
From light brown to black crusted oil patina.
Small masks painted with white kaolin clay.
Holes around the base of the foot.
Rubbing wear on protruding parts.
Dry bottom with cracks.
Light oil smell perceptible at higher temperature (colonial!?)

Interesting figurine of the LEGA !

Shipment with track & trace.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Ethnic group/ culture
Lega
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
31×14×13 cm
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