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Lega people, Bwami Society Eastern forest region, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
Sakimatwematwe (many-heads), a senior bwami figure beginning 20th century? Place made: Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, ivory carving
Dimensions: 10.2 h x 2.8 w x 3.4 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 77.74
Subject: African art
  • apparently collected by Dr Nicholas de Kun;
  • Gaston de Havenon, New York