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Lumbu statue (N° 23498)

African figure wearing a three-lobed headdress of the same type as that of neighboring Punu. The sculpture depicts a woman of solid constitution with rounded shapes, placing her hands on a parturient abdomen, and established on semi-flexed legs. The Punu and Lumbu statues are always female. Crusty kaolin patina. Erosions.
The Punu are a Bantu people of Central Africa, established mainly in southern Gabon, also in the Republic of Congo in the Niari region. They live in independent villages divided into clans and families. Social cohesion is ensured by the Moukouji society, whose essential role is to subjugate the evil spirits of the forest. Within this same group named Shira, the Lumbu, Loumbu, Balumbu, settled on the coastal part of Gabon, and in the Republic of Congo, keep the bones of their ancestors in reliquary baskets decorated with statuettes and other prestigious objects.
Lit. : "Punu", L. Perrois and C. Grand-Dufay, ed. 5Continents.  


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OriginEx-collection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm64
Width23 cm
Weight2.85 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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