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Luba Head support (N° 23890) Deposit sale

Headrest whose motif depicts a couple associated with the primordial ancestors. The posture, genitals in contact with the ground, would offer a precise symbolism for the Lubas. Sculpture from Luba and related groups frequently depicts women and their connection to royalty and bavidye spirits. Brown satin patina, cracks.
Formerly subject to the Luba, then to the Lundas, the Zela, Muzela, or Wazela, have adopted a large part of their customs and traditions. Established between the Luvua River and Lake Kisalé, they are today organized into four chiefdoms under the supervision of leaders of Luba origin. They venerate a primordial couple frequently represented in statuary, mythical ancestors, and dedicate offerings to the spirits of nature.  

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OriginCollection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm16
Width13 cm
Weight0.19 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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