MC1134 Luba Congo Kibango Chief's Staff Cane Regalia Scepter
English description below
LUBA - KIBANGO
CHEF'S CANE - SCEPTER OF AUTHORITY
STICK OF COMMAND
Superb feminine representation, all in elegance and finesse
The Kibango , staffs of command, symbols of authority (regalia), were reserved for leaders, village chiefs or important dignitaries. They displayed the social position of their holders. The plank-like section engraved with symbolic geometric patterns is called dibulu .
The Luba are a large people of the DRC.
Their seats with caryatids, their carriers of cups, staffs of chiefs, arrow holders, adzes and cult statuettes are very famous and among the most prized objects in African Art.