MC1282 Chief Staff Luba Congo Kibango Scepter Cane Regalia Scepter

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CONGO DRC

LUBA- KIBANGO

CHEF'S CANE - SCEPTER OF AUTHORITY

STICK OF COMMAND


A female representation kneeling in the round surmounts this beautiful chef's staff
Two faces carved in low relief adorn the bottom
According to Mary Booter Roberts 1996 p164 about a stick in the museum of Tervuren, these faces represent the tutelary twin spirits of the Luba Kingdom, Mpanga (female) and Banze (male)

A stick with these characteristics was published by Native, Tribal Art & 20th furniture, sale of 21/01/2017 in Brussels (lot 61)


The Kibango , staffs of command, symbols of authority (regalia), were reserved for leaders, village chiefs or important dignitaries. They displayed the social position of their holders.
The plank-like section engraved with symbolic geometric patterns is called dibulu .

The Luba are a large people of the DRC.

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

 
Features:

ITEM TYPE: Scepter, Staff of Command
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Congo DRC
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: 58cm
63.5 with base
CONDITION: Average
(see photos)
The base is included

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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
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CONGO DRC

SUPERB LUBA CHIEF'S STAFF - SCEPTER - CANE ( KIBANGO )



A kneeling female representation tops this beautiful chef's stick
Two faces carved in bas relief adorn the bottom
According to Mary Booter Roberts 1996 p164 about a staff from the Tervuren museum, these faces represent the twin spirits of the Luba Kingdom, Mpanga (female) and Banze (male)

A stick with these characteristics has been published by Native, Tribal Art & 20th furniture, sale on 01/21/2017 in Brussels (lot 61)
Chief's staffs, symbols of authority (regalia), were reserved for leaders, village chiefs or important dignitaries. They displayed the social position of their holders.
The board-shaped section engraved with geometric patterns is called dibulu. The female representation that surmounts it is of very good quality.
The Luba are a great people in eastern DRC.

Their caryatid seats, their cup holders, chiefs' sticks, arrow holders, adzes and cult figures are very famous and among the most valued objects in African Art.

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Scepter, Chief's staff
ETHNIC GROUP: Luba, Baluba
ORIGIN: Congo Drc
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 20 1/2 inches high
About 25 inches with the stand display
CONDITION: Medium
Please have a look on the pictures
Stand display is included