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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.
Free shipping worldwide .
Please note: seller guarantees this statue authenticity.

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Feedback score: 98.6%
Reviews given: 75
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
    Nogmaals dank. Jos belde

    Josbelde October 9, 2017

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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.

    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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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.

    lovviere August 9, 2017

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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

    lovviere July 22, 2017

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