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This sculpture has 12 faces. There is a number of interpretations of these famous Lega figures with many heads. It could mean a high level Bwami who is supported by teachers, a wife, children, relatives, etc. It can also mean a Bwami who is looking in all different directions on many levels to see an elephant... or a hunter who saw an elephant on the other side of the river and went back to get help from other hunters.
Exhibited at the "Small Format" Exhibition, Dec 2012. New Brunswick, NJ
This figure was among 30+items from our collection filmed in "Wonderstruck" - an upcoming American drama film directed by Tod Hanes. The film stars Julianne More and Michelle Williams and has been selected to compete at the May 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Theater release is scheduled for Christmas 2017