DRC, Congo-Oriental Kasai - Early XXth - Provenance Daniel Frederick
Kuba figure of a notable - KUBA - Congo (RDC)
Provenance: Daniel Frederick. who was a workshop manager at Titan drilling in Africa, and a known collector of Kuba materials.
Early XXth century figure, wood , remains of black pigments and Tokula powder
Size: 36 cm
Ambitious and status-conscious Kuba officials require splendid sumptous articles as visible signs of their wealth and rank. Highly specialized artists--carvers, smiths, weavers, embroiderers, leather workers, jewelers, event hat and pipe-makers--supply their needs. Kuba art consists mostly of such useful objects as cups for drinking palm wine, boxes for storing cosmetics and valuables, pipes, and spoons--all of which are elaborated beyond mere function by their sophisticated forms and lavish decoration. Except for portraits of kings, figural sculpture is rare; instead, cups are made in human form, frequently bearing the ornate hairstyles and shaved hairlines worn by titled Kuba officials. The intricate geometric patterns that cover the surfaces of this Kuba sculpture borrowed from the motifs embroidered on luxurious velvet raffia cloths.
A collection from various sources, among them a fine lele mask, a complete Kuba costume, and more ..
This mask 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.
Please note: seller guarantees this mask authenticity.
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