Fine LUBA / HEMBA Cariatid seat or chair - Democratic Republic of the Congo. ( African Tribal Art ).

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Fine LUBA / HEMBA Cariatid seat or chair - Democratic Republic of the Congo. ( African Tribal Art ).
Second half of the 20th Century. - good condition for it's age and use ; very nice patina.

“ This statue belonged to an British collector and have been for more than 30 years forgotten in a warehouse “.

Height 35 cm.
Diameter seat 21 cm.

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The iconographic representation of women in Luba sculpture is widespread, and correlates to the important role of women in Luba society. The Luba tribe are best known for their chairs, divination bowls (mboko), beautifully carved bow stands, and memory boards (lukasa).

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