MC1275 Beautiful female statue Luba Female Figure Congo DRC

MC1275 Beautiful female statue Luba Female Figure Congo DRC

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CONGO DRC

BEAUTIFUL CULTURAL STATUE  LUBA

Very beautiful sculpture, visibly old
Despite its atypical position, it brings together most of the characteristics of Luba art, superb cross headdress, hands placed on the chest, scarifications
The shoulders are spread out

The face is imbued with great serenity. Beautiful patina

It would have been carved in a workshop in the Lukuga region

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: Statue, statuette
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Congo DRC
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: 31.5cm
36.5 cm with its base
CONDITION: Average - poor
(see photos)

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Bibliography - Bibliography

- 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

- Congo River, François NEYT, Quai Branly Museum, Mercator Fund, 2010, "Female representation in the Luba kingdom", pages 354-386
- From object to dream, from dream to object. Panorama of dreamlike artefacts and traditions in the Luba community, Albert Constant-Piot, Tribal Art Magazine N°100, ETE 2021



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CONGO DRC

BEAUTIFUL OLD FEMALE FIGURE LUBA



Very beautiful sculpture

Despite its atypical position, it combines most of the characteristics of Luba art, superb cross headdress, hands placed on the chest, scarifications
The shoulders are geometric

The face is imbued with great serenity. beautiful patina

It would have been carved in a workshop in the Lukuga region

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: About 12 1/2 inches high
About 14 1/4 with the base
CONDITION: Medium - Bad
Please have a look on the pictures.