Janus-headed figure "sakimatwematwe" ("Mr Many-Heads")Click here to view a larger version of the image
Lot: 32694th Tribal Art Auction
Janus-headed figure "sakimatwematwe" ("Mr Many-Heads")
D. R. Congo, Lega
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ivory, Biebuyck suggests that these figures emphasize the ability of the high-level "bwami" members to see in many different directions and to be wise and fair minded. They also point to the inability of anyone to act alone. Completeness and accomplishment only come when the links between people are acknowledged and utilized.