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Bwami sculpture - Lega - DRC Zaire

Lot reference 19058535

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Location: Belgium
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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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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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 491
Member since: March 6, 2015
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    Alles prima verpakt en snel geleverd. Niets aan te merken.
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    desouter June 8, 2018

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    Baffone33 June 1, 2018

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    dommage
    très belle pièce ,fine , mais arrivée en 3 morceaux accident dans le transport je pense emballage léger pour une pièce aussi fragile j'aurai bien aimé la recevoir intacte
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    boissetaire May 29, 2018

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    Hier is het goed verpakt en verstuurd, maar helaas gaat het wel eens mis met pakketjes bij de post, het geld is terug overgemaakt naar de koper, waarom nu een neutrale feedback?? Het hoefde niet eens terug gestuurd te worden. Nou zo zie je maar weer……
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    cwdt May 16, 2018

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    Reçu avec une cassure au poignet qui a été nécessité une réparation bel objet tout de meme
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    Berlureau May 15, 2018

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    Deze klant heeft de omschrijving van het kavel niet gelezen, daarbij stond duidelijk vermeld dat er schade was en dat dat hersteld was, hij beweert dat het kapot was aangekomen, ik vroeg hem om foto's op te sturen waarop hij antwoord gaf dat hij het zelf had laten maken???
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United States $44.65
Austria $25.07
Belgium $14.57
Canada $44.65
Denmark $25.07
France $25.07
Germany $25.07
Ireland $32.99
Italy $25.07
Luxembourg $25.07
Netherlands $11.66
Norway $35.32
Poland $33.81
Portugal $33.81
Spain $25.07
Sweden $25.07
Switzerland $35.32
United Kingdom $25.07
Rest of Europe $32.99
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