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Luba comb (N° 19744)
Ex Portuguese African art collection.
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The effigies are depicted with straight backs, legs slightly bent, belly bulging forward. The two figures standing in a friendly attitude. The figure, behind a squared headband, has a headdress pulled back, a reference to the elaborate quadrifoliate headdresses of dignitaries. Oiled black patina, satin highlights.
African tribal art proves once again that any common object can become an artistic support. The decorative aspect of an object is never its intrinsic function. In African art, any everyday object can be transformed into a masterpiece while keeping its usefulness.
The major role played by women in the political life of the kingdom is illustrated by the recurrence of the female motif in Luba art. The latter, which stood out for its prestige and quality, thus greatly influenced neighboring groups.
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