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Headrest- Female Caryatid Figure - LUBA - Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Headrest- Female Caryatid Figure - LUBA - Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Early XXth - Oozing Patina- Provenance Carlo Bold

A Luba Headrest -Congo
Brown Oozing Patina, the above surface is slightly inclined .
Provenance: I exchanged it with Carlo Bold a well known Belgian collector, he collected the last 30 years, and comes regularly here in Antwerp to see my new findings.
Size: H=17.5 cm ( 20 cm with the custom made wood stand) Large= 15 cm
Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lovoi River region
Culture: Luba peoples
Age:Early XXth
Photo: Léopold Michel-1899-RMCA

Used by the Luba elite, this diminutive sculpture elevated the head of its resting owner. Its function is protecting the sleeper's elaborate coiffure, itself a work of art requiring some fifty hours to create. Here, the artist has composed a playful visual pun by emphasizing the raised arms that hold the coiffure.
Since the seventeenth century, the Luba centrally organized state on the principles of divine kingship and rule by council.

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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......

    lovviere August 24, 2017

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    Cette statuette de notableKuba est une belle pièce, incontestable, mais rien ne justifie un tel prix.

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    D.Norden est un excellent vendeur.LA qualité est là/ Le couple Dogon est d'une élégance simple/Le Songye et les3 Teke Mbuti rivalisent par leur authenticité

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