Auction from March 7, 2023 Auction from march 7th MC1412 Exceptional caryatid stool LUBA stool

Auction from March 7, 2023 Auction from march 7th MC1412 Exceptional caryatid stool LUBA stool

Regular price $13,536.00 Sale



English description below

CONGO DRC

LUBA Superb caryatid stool


Magnificent old seat (first half of the 20th century, probably first quarter), very representative of the typical style of the Luvua workshops

The workshop identified by François Neyt as "The master of the court of the Prince of Sopola was created in the 19th century and illustrates the Luba breakthrough towards the east influenced the sculptors of this region
Also called Master of Warua by Suzanne Vogel and Ezio Bassani, he was then renamed by Bernard de Grunne "Master of Kunda" (Mains de Maîtres, 2001) then "Master of Luvua" (Luba Hemba Cariatides, 2017)

But these appellations above all designate a geographical origin and a style

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, sticks of chiefs, arrow holders, adzes and cult statues are very famous and among the most prized objects in African Art.

Provenance: Personal collection

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Seat, stool
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Congo DRC
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: Height 52 cm
CONDITION: Bad - Bad
Lots of restoration (see photos)
But the seat remains solid


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BIBLIOGRAPHY - BIBLIOGRAPHY:

- Head in the Stars, Pierre Loos, Thomas Bayet and Sophie Caltaux, Bruneaf 2012, page 47, inv. 551)
- 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
- Tribal Art, Africa, Lempertz brussels, 2007 
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CONGO DRC

Beautiful LUBA Caryatid Stool

Magnificent old seat (first half of the 20th century, probably first quarter), very representative of the typical style of the Luvua workshops

The workshop identified by François Neyt as "The master of the court of the prince of Sopola was created in the 19th century and illustrates the Luba breakthrough to the east which influenced the sculptors of this region.
Also called Master of Warua by Suzanne Vogel and Ezio Bassani, he was then renamed by Bernard de Grunne "Master of Kunda" (Mains de Maîtres, 2001) then "Master of Luvua" (Luba Hemba Cariatides, 2017)

But those names mainly designate a geographical origin and a style

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.

Provenance: personal collection

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Stool, seat, stool
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba Baluba
ORIGIN: Congo Drc
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 16 1/4 inches high
CONDITION: Medium - Bad
A lot of restorations
But the stool is still very solid
(see pictures)


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