SOLD / SOLD! Rare Male LUBA ancestor statue! Baluba male ancestor figure MC1040

SOLD / SOLD! Rare Male LUBA ancestor statue! Baluba male ancestor figure MC1040

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English description below

CONGO DRC

SUPERB AND RARE STATUE OF A MALE ANCESTOR
  LUBA

In the style of the Master of Warua
Male statues are very rare among the Luba who carve female statues much more often.

" While the male gender of this statue as well as the posture of the hands tied to the abdomen relate to the figures of Hemba ancestors, the design of the openwork hairstyle with four braids and the iconography of the tongue emerging between the lips slightly discarded are typically Luba ." (part of the description of the Luba male statue sold by Sothebys for $3,600,000 in New York on May 15, 2015, which applies perfectly well for this one as well)

The Luba are a large people of eastern DRC

Their seats with caryatids, their carriers of cups, staffs of chiefs, arrow holders, adzes and statues of ancestors are very famous and among the most prized objects in African Art.

 
Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Statue, statuette
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Congo DRC
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: 40cm
44 cm with its base
CONDITION: Average - bad
(see photos)

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Bibliography - Bibliography

- LUBA, at the sources of Zaire, François NEYT,
Editions of the Dapper Museum, 1993.
- MEMORY, Luba Art and the Making of History, Mary Nooter Roberts, 1996
- Sotheby's New York, African, Oceanic & Pre-Colombian Art, 05/15/15
NEW YORK

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CONGO DRC

SUPERB LUBA
Rare Male Ancestor Figure

In the style of the Warua Master
Male statues are very rare among Luba, who sculpt much more often female statues

"While the female image is abundant in Luba art, male figures are exceptionally rare..........Whereas the male gender of the present figure as well as the posture of hands held to the abdomen relates to Hemba ancestor figures , the design of the openwork four-braided hairstyle and the iconography of the tongue emerging between slightly parted lips are typically Luba." (part of the description of the Luba male statue sold by Sothebys at a price of $ 3,600,000 in New York on May 15, 2015, which applies perfectly well for this one as well
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: Statue, figure
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba.
ORIGIN: Congo Drc
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: 15 3/4 inches high
About 17 1/4 with the base
CONDITION: Medium - Bad
Please have a look on the pictures.