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Luba statuette (N° 20722)

The Luba consider the degree of effectiveness of their carved objects according to their refinement. Among the Lubas of Kasai, the production of ritual objects has been greatly influenced by the neighboring Songye and Chokwe ethnic groups. This statuette bears particular scarifications, in checkerboard pattern, and a hairstyle reminiscent of that of the Punus. Black satin patina. Small erosion and minimal cracks.
The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) 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 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.  

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Origincollection luxembourgeoise
EthnyLuba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height39
Width10
Weight0.80 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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