Lot 273: A fine and rare Lega wood figurine

A fine and rare Lega wood figurine, Lega; D.R. Congo

The wooden figure of unusual form with stacked heads with classical faces with raised eyes and long nasal ridges ringed by dots the heads terminating in a single large leg with a large foot and indicated toes. The surface indicating ritual use and washing, some wear but overall fine. H. 14"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Rev. Lawson Mooney; Director of Catholic Aid Agencies, Congo, C. 1950's - 1960's.
Ex. Adelman collection, DC
Ex. Gelbard collection, NY

Price Realized: $450

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