Neck rest / Ancestor Figures - Wood - Luba - Congo DRC

Description
Neck rest / Ancestor Figures - Wood - Luba - Congo DRC
2nd half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

A beautiful authentic LUBA neck rest, D.R. Congo. The two beautifully detailed figures face each other with intricately carved faces; beautiful patina.

The wooden neck rest is widely used by women to protect their hairdo. When they lie on the support with their neck, there is no weight on the hair which allows the hairdo to stay intact.
Beautiful aged patina reasonable condition. One arm contains a crack due to aging. One cauri shell on top of the head is missing.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

Welcome to bid our other items:

https://auction.catawiki.com/lotsfrom/Huubio4

Lot details
Object
Neck rest / Ancestor Figures
Ethnic group/ culture
Luba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
14×24×8 cm
Weight
440 g
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in