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Kuba urn (N° 23356)

Prestigious Kuba-type vase, engraved with traditional frieze patterns, and carved with miniatures representing masks and turtles. Pretty satin patina. Desication cracks.
The Kuba and the tribes established between the Sankuru and Kasai rivers, including the Bushoong and Dengese also originating from the Mongo group, are renowned for the refinement of prestige objects created for members of the high ranks of their society. Several Kuba groups indeed produced anthropomorphic ceremonial objects with refined designs including cups, drinking horns and goblets. The Kuba kingdom was founded in the 16th century by the Bushoong, who are still ruled by a king today. It is the most prolific group in Western Kasai. Ritual ceremonies remained an opportunity to display decorative arts and masks, in order to honor the spirit of the deceased or to honor the king. Most of these masks embody nature spirits, guarantors of fertility and fecundity, called ngesh.  

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OriginEx-collection allemande
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm37
Width15 cm
Weight1.60 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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