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35. A Fine Zela Mboko Divination Figure with Bowl - LUBA ZELA- DRC Congo

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First Half XXth century- Good Condition - Provenance Gaëtan Schoonbroodt.

Luba Zela Tribe. Democratic Republic of Congo.Carved from one piece of wood, black pigments. Abrasions.
Dimensions: H 53 cm
Age: 1930-50
Provenance: Gaëtan Schoonbroodt, Verviers, Belgium

Our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Shop in Antwerp.

Photo: W.F.P Burton 1927-1935 Copyright: Witwatersand-Johannesburg-South-Africa
Engraving: Verney Lovett Cameron, commander Royal Navy, 1873 to 1876. First image of Luba diviners, Lovoi River-Upper Lualaba.

Known as Mboko, the Luba-Zela cup bearers are used as precious objects in divination rituals, to fight negative spirits and solve issues . The Mboko is the spirits wife”.
Bowl figures are iconic andused and owned by Luba Zela chiefs and diviners.

'Rulers keep them at their doors filled with a sacred white chalk associated with purity, renewal and the spirit world. Usually, however, these figures are the prerogative of royal diviners...who use them as oracles, and as receptacles for their possessing spirit's wife' (Source: Roberts and Roberts 1996: pg 70)."

Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.
Free shipping. Sent by registered and insured mail, or pick it up in Antwerp an see the rest of my collection.

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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

  • Reclamar a Catawiki a la menor incidencia. La figura llegó mal embalada y rota!. He tenido que devolverla al vendedor y este "señor" no ha querido reembolsarme los gastos. Mal profesional.

    kiti14 January 30, 2017

    Response by seller
    Accidents can happen during transport. the feets of a terracota figure broke during transport.Client has been paid back.

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