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Luba spoon (N° 22149)

Belgian African art collection.
Anthropomorphic spoons are recurrent in tribal art. This one for rustic that it is is not less very interesting by the simplicity of its form and the sculpture. We find there the attributes of Luba art including the mythical hairstyle of this ethnic group. Traces of use and wear. Black and slightly crusty patina.
The Luba (Baluba in Chiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu river, thus 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 killed the old king Kongolo who has since been revered in the form of a python. In the 16th century they created a state, organized as a decentralized chiefdom, which stretched from the Kasai River to Lake Tanganyika. The chiefdoms cover a small territory without any real border which includes at most three villages.  

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OriginCollection belge
EthnyLuba
CountryCongo
Material(s)wood
Height cm35
Width9 cm
Weight0.15 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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