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Bwami sculpture - Lega - DRC Zaire

Lot reference 19058535

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Current bid $198
Next minimum bid $210
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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    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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    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
Anywhere else $44.65

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