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Statuette Luba Mikisi mihake (N° 18080)

This sculpted luba figure is loaded with therapeutic ingredients introduced by the sorcerer at the top of the head. An orifice is indeed present on the skull. The Luba consider the efficiency of their sculpted objects according to the refinement of the latter. This protective effigy embodies a political and spiritual intermediary, a role held by women in Luba royalty. The umbilical has a prominence that also emphasizes its role of fertility and transmission of life. Erosions, satin semi-mate patina, ochre pigments.
The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is the Katanga, specifically the region of the Lubu River, so the name (Baluba, which means the Lubas). They were born from a secession of the Songhoy ethnic group, under the leadership of Ilunga Kalala who killed the old king Kongolo, who has since been revered as a python. In the 16th century they created a state, organized in a decentralized chiefdom, which stretched from the Kasai River to Lake Tanganyika. The chiefdoms cover a small territory without a real border that includes no more than three villages.  

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Originex-collection britannique
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight1.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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