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AF2002 A kasangala Figure (Lega/Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa)

A rare figure called kasangala used in the initiation rites of the Lega Bwami society. It portrays an arbiter of community problems. The raised arm points to the sky as a measure of the magnitude of problems solved. The associated saying is “I have arbitrated something big”. Wood, traces of kaolin. On metal stand.

Size: H 14_ in. (36.2 cm), W 4_ in. (12.0 cm)

Price: $ 575

Reference: Cameron, E.L., Art of the Lega, 2001
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