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Statue Luba (N° 15070)

Ex-collection French African tribal art.
This sculpture depicting a woman whose pose, hands on her chest, would evoke fertility, is also associated with royal secrets. This attitude indicates that the secrets of royalty, bizila , belong to women through their role as political and spiritual intermediaries. She is pictured wearing a prolonged tiara of a sophisticated hairstyle of braids and copper threads behind a forehead largely cleared by the traditional shaving. The so-called Scarifications u-0022en epi", "tactile mnemonic code", cover the abdomen and lower abdomen, highlighting volumes and protruding umbilical. The speckled patina is velvety. The heavily altered base was attached to a wooden base.
The Luba (Baluba in Chiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is the Katanga, specifically the region of the Lubu River, so the name (Baluba, which means \  

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Originex-collection anglaise
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm57
Width12 cm
Weight1.70 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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