Lot: 324

94th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic figure "iginga"

D. R. Congo, Lega

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 4.3 inch 4500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

ivory, pigments, rest., base These small figurines, which can be made of bone or ivory, belong to "bwami" members who have already attained the associations highest rank. The figures may act as signifiers of rank, marks of identity, or commemorations of ancestors. They also possess medicinal powers. They may be rubbed with sandpaper, producing a powder that may be used as a medicine.


This object is subject to CITES. Please note that it can only be sent within the European Community. At the present time export in third countries is prohibited.