Very pretty sculpture, neatly crafted, typical of the central Luba, probably from the Malemba Nkulu region
As often, in Luba art, the statuette is imbued with great serenity
The Luba are a large people of eastern DRC.Their seats with caryatids, their carriers of cups, staffs of chiefs, arrow holders, adzes and cult statues are very famous and among the most prized objects in African Art.
- 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 - Art and Power in the Central African Savannah, Constantin Petridis, Mercator Fund, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008