Lot: 30496th Auction
Anthropomorphic figure "iginga"
D. R. Congo, Lega
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Frealon Bibbins, San Rafael, USA
Fily Keita, Los Angeles, USA
|H: 6.9 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
These small ivory figurines belong to "bwami" members who have already attained the associations highest rank ("lutumbo lwa kindi").
They symbolize different human characters, positive and negative, and served to convey the moral values and social structures of the "bwami" society to the initiates.