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Luba Mikisi wood figure - DRC Congo - African Art

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Luba Mikisi wood figure - DRC Congo - African Art
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  • Title: Luba Mikisi wood figure - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Dimension: 9,84 Inch
  • Weight: 0,88 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood, raffia
  • Item Type: Figure, statue
  • Additional Information: Supporting her chest with her hands placed in shells, this Luba female effigy, a spiritual medium, presents delicate, regular features, inscribed in an ovoid face. Her headdress, behind a wide band revealing a shaven forehead, is related to that worn by Luba women at the beginning of the 20th century. Her attitude reminds us that the secrets of royalty ( the bizila )belong to women thanks to their role as political and spiritual intermediaries. Checkerboard scarifications forming lozenges on the abdomen, horizontal on the lower abdomen, dot her bust. Smooth, satin patina. The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu River, thus 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 had the old king Kongolo, who has since been venerated in the form of a python, die. In the sixteenth century they created a state, organized in decentralized chieftaincies, which extended from the Kasai River to Lake Tanganyika. The chieftaincies cover a small territory with no real borders, and include no more than three villages.

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    Reserve: $197.00

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  • Title: Luba Mikisi wood figure - DRC Congo - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: DRC, Congo
  • Dimension: 9,84 Inch
  • Weight: 0,88 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood, raffia
  • Item Type: Figure, statue
  • Additional Information: Supporting her chest with her hands placed in shells, this Luba female effigy, a spiritual medium, presents delicate, regular features, inscribed in an ovoid face. Her headdress, behind a wide band revealing a shaven forehead, is related to that worn by Luba women at the beginning of the 20th century. Her attitude reminds us that the secrets of royalty ( the bizila )belong to women thanks to their role as political and spiritual intermediaries. Checkerboard scarifications forming lozenges on the abdomen, horizontal on the lower abdomen, dot her bust. Smooth, satin patina. The Luba (Baluba in Tchiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu River, thus 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 had the old king Kongolo, who has since been venerated in the form of a python, die. In the sixteenth century they created a state, organized in decentralized chieftaincies, which extended from the Kasai River to Lake Tanganyika. The chieftaincies cover a small territory with no real borders, and include no more than three villages.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $197.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $45.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

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