This statuette was acquired even before it was completed by its creator, as testified by the unfinished decoration of the base and the absence of holes in which magic ingredients would have been inserted.
This proverb cord belonging to Lega peoples was hung in the village square. Objects were attached to it that referred to one or several proverbs. People would sit together and comment on the objects. This triggered the telling of stories and the exchange of ideas.
Rwenzori three-horned chameleons live in the montane forest, at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,000 metres. You can find them on low vegetation, up to three metres high. Adult males have three horns on the head and the species is oviparous, which means it lays eggs. They occur in the Rwenzori, the Virunga, and the highlands of Rwanda and Burundi.
Towards the end of the nkanda initiation period (circumcision ritual), a small open construction, kikaku, was erected, close to the initiatory enclosure kimpasi. The three walls of the kikaku had polychrome sculpted panels and several statues or groups of sculptures were placed on the ground. This drummer was part of one of these groups and probably represents the drummer who played during the circumcision and accompanied the masked dances which marked the closure of the ritual which, in the past, could last up to three years