Unknown African artist

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Unknown African artist
Lot #37

Wooden carving with brass + copper, on stand, Congo  Circa 1940s

Wooden carving with brass + copper (on wooden + metal stand), created by a Lega master carver. Traditionally, the night before a battle, warriors would use a carving like this one in a dance ceremony aimed at coming up with a strategy to defeat their enemies.
20" x 6.5" with stand