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Kuba Seated Anthropomorphic Cup, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lot reference 12839141
Kuba Seated Anthropomorphic Cup, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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DRC, Congo- Early 20th century - Good condition-Provenance Jan Kusters

Collected in the 1950's, this Kuba anthropomorphic seated mortar figure is to be dated from the 1930's or earlier.
Provenance ex-collection Jan Kusters, Netherland.

H= 18.5 cm. Wood, black pigments, fine patination , and extensive signs of use.

The first exhibition with Kuba material was in 1910 in the British Museum with objects coming from the hungarian ethnologist Emil Torday.

It's not so often that you see complete figures, seated , with the hands on his knees. Those mortars where used to grind magical substances, or grinding tobacco or hemp and was considered a prestige object that elevated the owner’s status or property of the Nganga healer.

A collection from various sources, among them a fine lele mask, a complete Kuba costume, and more .. See images
This statue from David Norden's collection is sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
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Please note: seller guarantees this statue authenticity.

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  • Excellent seller, transaction went perfect as always. Highly recommended!

    alexander2404 March 4, 2018

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    Sogar schöner als auf den Fotos und hervorragend verpackt.
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    andreasrit January 18, 2018

  • Excellent seller as always. Highly recommended.

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