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Lega Sakimatwematwe figure (N° 20442)

African art lega and the traditional statuettes . African sculpture Sakimatwematwe (Multi-headed) belonging to an initiate of the Bwami, among the many others used throughout the initiations, its structure is in the form of a trunk around which two groups of faces, directed towards the four cardinal points, are superimposed.br />
Misses and abrasions.
The teacher guided the aspirant to a place where masks and statuettes were displayed, and it was through careful observation that the future initiate had to guess the more or less complex meaning of these metaphors, referring to proverbs and sayings. Each of these initiations took place over seven days and included at least seven performances. The objects "won" individually were then kept in a woven bag worn on the shoulder, in a basket for those won collectively.
The " Masengo" objects of the Bwami ("powerful things")frequently show missing, perforated, or abraded wood, due to ritual removal in order to use medicine. A decoction composed of the particles mixed with water was then administered to the patient.(Biebuyck 1976)
 

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OriginEx-collection Belge
EthnyLega
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height33
Width12
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
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