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Luba jar (N° 22624)

Luba container whose cephalomorphic neck is pierced with two holes. The plaited braid of the human motif elegantly rests on the upper part of the handle. The smooth sides are incised with decorative motifs, arranged in successive friezes.
Light golden brown slip.
The cradle of the Luba (Baluba in Chiluba) is Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu River. They were born of a secession from the Songhoy ethnic group. In the 16th century they created a state, organized in decentralized chiefdoms, which stretched from the Kasai River to Lake Tanganyika. The chiefdoms cover a small territory with no real border which includes at most three villages.
Source "Africa, The Art of a Continent" ed. Prestel; "Luba" F. Neyt.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyLuba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)terracotta
Height cm35
Width20 cm
Weight1.90 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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