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Lulua Statue (N° 24541) Deposit sale

This ancient African statue, relating to the cult Buanga bua cibola, protected children and pregnant women. Glossy black patina, residual ocher inlays. Erosions and cracks.
The different types of African statues Luluwa, Lulua, or Béna Lulua, with multiple scarifications, glorify local chiefs, motherhood, fertility and the female figure. It is in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo that the Lulua, or Béna Lulua, from West Africa settled. . Their social structure, based on caste, is similar to that of the Luba. They produced few masks, but mostly statuettes of ancestors representing the ideal warrior, mulalenga wa nkashaama, as well as the head of the Leopard society and statuettes mbulenga related to the spirits of nature.  

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 185.0 €)

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OriginCollection belge R.
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm54
Width13 cm
Weight1.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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