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Luba Shankadi headrest (N° 20195)

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The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neckrests and stools made of a caryatid figure. The female effigy symbolizing Luba royalty, here holding a ceremonial calabash, has a cascading shankadi hairstyle. Neck rests were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. Satin patina.
The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu River, hence the name (Baluba, which means "the Lubas"). They were born from a secession of the Songhoy ethnic group, under the leadership of Ilunga Kalala, who had the old king Kongolo, who has since been venerated in the form of a python, die. In the sixteenth century they created a state, organized in decentralized chieftaincies, which extended from the Kasai River to Lake Tanganyika. The chieftaincies cover a small territory with no real borders, and include no more than three villages. Source : "Luba" F. Neyt  

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Originex-collection belge
EthnyLuba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height18
Width15
Weight0.80 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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