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A Luba neckrest - Luba - Congo RDC

Lot reference 16843395

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Location: Netherlands
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$34 Bidder 5945
16-07-2018 19:35:52
$2 Bidder 6993
16-07-2018 10:31:24

20th centery

Luba neckrest,
Democratic republic of the Congo

High:44 cm

The political authority of Luba kings and chiefs was derived from their spiritual power and expressed through their possession of certain paraphernalia. These included caryatid stools, figural scepters, bow stands, and neckrests. The latter had both functional and spiritual dimensions. As pillows they helped preserve the intricate coiffures of the aristocratic class during sleep and ventilate the head and neck during hot nights. Nooter-Roberts (in Verswijver 1995: 361, cat. 177) notes: “Coiffures were and still are extremely important to the Luba; early explorers of the region nick-named the Luba ‘the headdress people.’ Turn-of-the-century sources describe the complexity and extravagance of some hairstyles they observed, and one missionary made an entire book of watercolors showing the various styles worn by both men and women to mark identity and to indicate profession, title or status.”

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