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Carved cup Kuba Lele (N° 20368)
Among the prestigious objects of the Kuba groups, this cephalomorphic cup decorated with geometric motifs has a handle. Shiny patina. Damaged upper contours. Desiccation crack.
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The Kuba are renowned for the refinement of prestige objects created for members of the higher ranks of their society. Indeed, several Kuba groups produced anthropomorphic objects with refined designs including cups, drinking horns and beakers.
The Lele are established in the west of the Kuba kingdom, at the confluence of the Kasai and Bashilele rivers.
Intercultural exchanges between the Bushoong of the Kuba territory and the Lele have made the attribution of certain objects difficult, as both groups use the same iconography, composed of faces with elaborate hairstyles and geometric decorative motifs.
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|Country||rdc ex zaire|
|Estimated dating||2ème halfxx°|
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