Lot: 327

94th Tribal Art Auction

Ritual object in shape of a knife

D. R. Congo, Lega

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
L: 7.9 inch This object is not available anymore.

ivory, The Lega make replicas of tools from everyday life. The possession of these objects is reserved for members of the "kindi" initiation level of the "bwami" society. They are ritually danced and serve the transmission of secret messages.

Biebuyck, Daniel P., Lega, Brussels 2002, p. 212 ff.
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.