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Bwami sculpture - Lega - DRC Zaire

Lot reference 19058535

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Current bid $198
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Location: Belgium
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$198 Bidder 2105
18-07-2018 12:24:45
$186 Bidder 0806
18-07-2018 12:24:45
$174 Bidder 0806
18-07-2018 11:49:39

Ca. 1940 - in beautiful, worn condition

Zaire
Lega tribe Kinshasa
Bone
Height: 266 mm x 175 mm x 105 mm.
Weight: 1.3 kg.

Beautiful Lega object, 5-headed figure, which refers to the cult of the secret society of the Bwami initiation.

Presumably an altar object. Carved from mammoth ivory, shaped like a triangle, every face represents a different character.

It is more than likely that the sculpture is a mnemonic sculpture meant to remember moral values which were passed onto the initiates.

Very beautiful sculpture, beautiful old patina, in two different colours. The interior of the sculpture is black, with a fossilized look.
This lot will be shipped by registered mail with tracking code.

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    Pfffffttt......meneer had zijn pakket al 6 dagen in huis en kwam er na 6 dagen pas achter dat het beeld defect was??? Ik kreeg foto's die totaal niet klopte met het verpakkingsmateriaal. Het eerste wat hij deed was mij beledigen, sorry maar contact met deze persoon is onmogelijk!! Mijn eerste negatieve feedback, maar dat zal mij een zorg zijn, ik had hem gezegd dat hij het met Catawiki maar moest regelen omdat ik me niet zo door iemand laat behandelen, nu krijg ik een dreig bericht van hem??
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    Huh……waarom heeft U geen contact met mij opgenomen? U heeft het 13 dagen geleden ontvangen en nu pas lees ik dit?? Makkelijk om een neutrale feedback te geven zonder eerst contact met de verkoper op te nemen, die nergens van weet, en het ook nog goed heeft verpakt??
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