Very beautiful sculpture, powerful She has most of the characteristics of Luba art, firmly planted on her legs, serene, hands on shoulders, scarifications Shoulders are geometrically cut The face is darker than the rest of the statue, a characteristic that is sometimes found among the oriental Luba and also among the Hemba Presumably from a workshop in the Lukuga Area Another particularity is the representation of the hairstyle, seen from the front, which gives the statue an almost solar aspect.
The Luba are a great people in eastern DRC.
Their caryatid seats, their cup holders, chiefs' sticks, arrow holders, adzes and ancestral statues are very famous and among the most valued objects in African Art.
TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, figure
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba Baluba
ORIGIN: Congo Drc
DIMENSIONS: About 16 inches high About 17 1/2 with the base