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Luba pin (N° 22574)

In African art any everyday object can become an artistic medium. The major role held 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, therefore greatly influenced the neighboring groups. Within the Luba culture, the hairstyle, sometimes very complex, played an important role in indicating the status of the individual who wore it. Amulets filled with magical ingredients were also placed in the hair arrangements. Prestige pins, with a figurative motif, were also used. A protective effigy embodying a woman of Luba royalty, a political and spiritual intermediary surmounts this Luba type pin. The headdress, behind a wide band revealing a shaved forehead, evokes one of those worn by Luba women.

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Originex-collection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm34
Width3 cm
Weight0.06 Kg
Socle includedYes

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