MC1789 Exceptional caryatid stool Luba caryatid stool Congo DRC

MC1789 Exceptional caryatid stool Luba caryatid stool Congo DRC

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CONGO DRC

Caryatid stool LUBA

Very nice patina for this old seat
In the style of the Eastern Luba, we feel the Hemba influence

Stools are for the Luba the most important symbols of political power Their local name is Kipona or Kihona
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.


Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Seat, stool
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Congo DRC
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: Height 47.5 cm
CONDITION: Average
(see photos)

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BIBLIOGRAPHY - BIBLIOGRAPHY:

- Caryatids Luba Hemba, for a history of the art of caryatid seats in the Luba and Lubaisés styles, Bernard de Grunne, exhibition catalog Parcours des Mondes, Paris, 2017
- Atlanteans and Caryatids. Thrones of Black Africa, Galerie Ratton - Hourdé, 2004
- 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

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CONGO DRC

LUBA caryatid stool - Congo DRC


Very nice patina for this old seat
In the style of the Eastern Luba, we clearly feel the Hemba influence

Stools are for the Luba the most important symbols of political power
Their local name is Kipona or Kihona


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.

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Stool, seat, stool
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba Baluba
ORIGIN: Congo Drc
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 18 3/4 inches high (47.5 cm)
CONDITION: Medium
Please have a look on the pictures