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Sakitmatwematwe League figurines (N° 16938)

African art lega and introductory materials. African tribal sculpture Sakimatwematwe (Multi-heads) belonging to an insider of the Bwami, among the many others used during the initiations, its structure is in the form of a central trunk around which four losangic faces are directed in all directions. The teacher guided the aspirant to a place where masks and statuettes were exposed, and it was through careful observation that the future initiate had to guess the more or less complex meaning of these metaphors, the latter referring largely to proverbs and sayings. Those who were not allowed to see the object, in order to be protected, had to submit to expensive ceremonies, and sometimes even join the lower rank of the Bwami, the kongabulumbu, at great expense to the families. Each of these initiations took place over seven days and featured at least seven performances. The individually individually held "gagnés" objects were then kept in a woven bag worn over the shoulder, in a basket for those that were won collectively.
Erosions, missing at the foot.
The objects " Masengo " of the Bwami (" powerfuls") frequently exhibits shortages, perforations, or abrasions of wood, due to ritual samples in order to use medicine. A decoction consisting of particles mixed with water was then administered to the patient. (Biebuyck 1976).
Reelative to a Lega proverb, with two or more heads, this statuette would always illustrate the need for a global view of events, and therefore the prudence, wisdom and impartiality that should result from it. (Biebuyck 1973)  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyLega
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm31
Width8 cm
Weight0.40 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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