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22. Figure - BENA LULUA - D.R. Congo - Kasai

Figure - BENA LULUA - D.R. Congo - Kasai

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Early to mid-XXth - collected in 1950 - good condition

This tender Bene Lulua Figure is quite big for a figure of that area.
H=31 cm wood.

The Bene Lulua statuary is seldom and mportant. Interestingly, scarification illustrated on this big Lulua figure , even though the Lulua did not scar after the 19th century. This figure represented some type of charm or protective statue; the scarification on the neck and body have a "life" meaning, while the large head has a strong emotional expression. It is thought that the flat atop the head is symbolizing power while the short arms with stout legs are symbols of virility and power., just like an animal It is likely this figure dates to the early 20th century, its gentility face and energy suggests it was very personal, seldom and special statuette

PROVENANCE : Colonial family acquired this in the early 1950's. From a retired Belgian collector who had more than 70 Art objects mentioned in the Guy van Rijn Yale database of African art.

This is a unique occasion for you to get a genuine object in your house at very low starting prices.

The name of the collector will be given to all buyers in the accompanying documentation included in every package.

Be David Norden Buy African Antiques.  pro

Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

  • Reclamar a Catawiki a la menor incidencia. La figura llegó mal embalada y rota!. He tenido que devolverla al vendedor y este "señor" no ha querido reembolsarme los gastos. Mal profesional.

    kiti14 January 30, 2017

    Response by seller
    Accidents can happen during transport. the feets of a terracota figure broke during transport.Client has been paid back.

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