MC1556 Luba divination pestle KALUNDWE Lubuko pestle Congo DRC

MC1556 Luba divination pestle KALUNDWE Lubuko pestle Congo DRC

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CONGO DRC

LUBA - KALUNDWE
Rare LUBOKO (Pestle of Divination)

Among the Western Lubas Kalundwe and Kanyok, these cephalomorphic divination pestles were used by the soothsayers to grind kaolin and to enter into communication with the spirits.

The Luba are a great people of the DRC

Their seats with caryatids, their carriers of cups, sticks of chiefs, door arrows, adzes and cult statuettes are very famous and among the most prized objects in African Art.

Features:


TYPE OF OBJECT: Pestle of divination (Luboko)
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Congo DRC
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: 40.5cm
CONDITION: Average
(see photos)

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Bibliography - Bibliography

- LUBA, at the sources of Zaire, François NEYT, Editions du Musée Dapper, 1993
- LUBA, Visions of Africa, Editions 5 Continents, Mary Nooter Roberts and Allen F. Roberts, 2006
- MEMORY, Luba Art and the Making of History, Mary Nooter Roberts, 1996
- 100 peoples of Zaire and their sculpture. The handbook for collectors, scholars and students, Marc Leo Felix, Brussels: Zaire Basin Art History Research Foundation, 1987
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CONGO DRC

LUBA KALUNDWE
Rare
Divination Pestle (Luboko)

Among the Western Lubas Kalundwe and Kanyok, these cephalomorphic divination pestles were used by the soothsayers to grind kaolin and to enter into communication with the spirits.


The Luba are a great people in eastern DRC.

Their caryatid seats, their cup holders, chiefs' sticks, arrow holders, adzes and cult figures are very famous and among the most valued objects in African Art.

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Pestle divination (Luboko)
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba
ORIGIN: Congo Drc
MATERIAL: Wood, skin
DIMENSIONS: About 16 inches high (40.5 cm)
CONDITION: Medium
Please have a look on the pictures