Lot: 305

96th Auction

Ritual object in the form of an axe blade "isaga"

D. R. Congo, Lega

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 6.3 inch 500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

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

Biebuyck, Daniel P., Lega, Brussels 2002, p. 214, Cat. 163
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.