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Luba Shankadi neck support (N° 16832)

The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their neck-bearings and stools made up of a cariatidic figure. The female effigy adorning this neck support to preserve the complex headdress of its owner refers to Luba royalty. The neck supports were also used to support the heads of the deceased, and sometimes, according to Albert Maesen, buried in their place. The character embodying a spirit, endowed with a cascading hairstyle of the Shankadi tyle, is spotted in a crouching position, but on the hips. Velvety brown patina.
The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, specifically the Lubu River region, hence the name (Baluba, which means \  

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Originex-collection allemande
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight0.25 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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