African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Luluwa Stool
In the south-west of the Congo, and in Angola and Zambia, each chief had a seat with a female caryatid, an image of fecundity and fertility and of matrilineal descent. An anthropomorphic subject functions as a caryatid, supporting the circular seat.
Abrasions and cracks, missing.
The different types of African statues Luluwa, Lulua, or even Béna Lulua, with multiple scarifications, glorify local chiefs, motherhood, fertility and the female figure.
It is in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo that the Lulua, or Béna Lulua, from West Africa settled. . Their social structure, based on caste, is similar to that of the Luba. They produced few masks, but mostly statuettes of ancestors representing the ideal warrior, mulalenga wa nkashaama, as well as the leader of the Leopard ...