A wooden figure, carved in typical Lega style. With a long oval head, a heart-shaped face, high-set round eyes and a small mouth. The shoulders of the both male and female figure are broad and angular, the arms protrude below. Her hips are attached to her legs with two bulging protrusions, and her feet are large and firmly placed on the ground. A nice sculpture made of wood, with round decorative scars to one side of the stomach area. Slight superficial cracks to the front and body due to age. Part of on eyelid cracked of (male side). No further damage besides traces of former infestation.
A piece with a very good, dark brown patina and traces of kaolin on both faces. Probably due to use, the statue has rounded and worn edges.
Height: 34 cm; Width: 11 cm.
Was obtained around 1995 in Eastern Zaire for collection.
Provenance: Dutch private collection.
Lit.: ‘L’art des Lega’, catalogue of the Musée du Quai Branly Paris, ill. 16, 45, 121, 123, 143, 144, 145, 146; ‘Joyaux Lega’ by Benoit Rousseau, ill. 15, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31.
- Estatua de rega
- Región / país
- República Democrática del Congo
- 2ª mitad siglo XX
- En estado razonable, usado con signos visibles de desgaste
- Se vende con soporte
- 34×11×6 cm
- 625 g