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Kuba Statue (N° 25625) Deposit sale

Royal art and sculpture of African art Kuba.
Of divine origin for his subjects, the king is represented sitting cross-legged on the royal platform, unable to touch the ground. ibol symbols associated with his reign generally allow him to be identified. As both head of the kingdom and the Bushoong chiefdom, "nyim", supernatural abilities from witchcraft or ancestors were attributed to him. He therefore ensured the sustainability of his subjects, whether through harvests, rain or the birth of children. These magical attributes were not hereditary, however.
Glossy brown patina, minor cracks and> During the last days of the king's life, the memorial statue was placed at his bedside so that it would capture its vital energy because the object would survive him. According to Cornet (1982), these statues were intended for the widows of the sovereign.  


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OriginCollection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm31
Width8 cm
Weight0.69 Kg

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