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Bowl-barrier Figure - Wood - Mboko - Luba - Congo DRC

Lot reference 30481349
Bowl-barrier Figure - Wood - Mboko - Luba - Congo DRC

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Location: The Netherlands
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mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Bowl-barrier Figure
Indigenous object name: Mboko
Ethnic group/ culture: Luba
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 46×26×22 cm
Weight: 2000 g

The statues representing a woman with a cup, whatever the position whether sitting, kneeling, crouching, symbolize a divination rite. The diviner, covered in white, used this type of statue. In this bowl certain objects could be found and by shaking the bowl and analyzing the new position of the objects the diviner could predict the future.
Great Mboko bowl figure with a good used patina.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

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).

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Asian African Art is a gallery specialized in authentic ethnographic art from varied tribes in Africa and Asia, based in the Netherlands.
Besides the ethnographic art, we have a specialism in golden collectible coins.

For more info and other interesting items visit our website: Asian African Art from the Netherlands (Vessem).

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    Dear Luc,

    I am sorry to hear that your package haven`t arrived yet. PostNL have started an investigation to your package, this can take up to 6 weeks. If your package is clearly lost you will get a full refund of your purchase. For now please be patient and wait till PostNL gives us more clearity.

    Kind regards,

    Huub
    www.asianafricanart.com

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    Cher Luc,

    Je suis désolé d'apprendre que votre colis n'est pas encore arrivé. PostNL a lancé une enquête sur votre colis, cela peut prendre jusqu'à 6 semaines. Si votre colis est clairement perdu, vous recevrez un remboursement complet de votre achat. Pour l'instant, soyez patient et attendez que PostNL nous donne plus de clarté.

    Sincères amitiés,

    Huub
    www.asianafricanart.com
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    La monnaie corresponde à la description. Excellent vendeur. 👍🏼
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    wunderschöne Skulptur von Vishnu, sofort geliefert, sehr gut verpackt.
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    Excellent!!! Very fast delivery, very Well packed and protected, object responds 100% To the offer and To my wish.
    Thank you Huub!
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United States $49.85
Austria $19.94
Belgium $15.51
Canada $49.85
Denmark $19.94
France $19.94
Germany $15.51
Ireland $25.48
Italy $21.05
Luxembourg $17.72
Norway $31.02
Poland $25.48
Portugal $25.48
Spain $21.05
Sweden $24.37
Switzerland $31.02
The Netherlands $11.08
United Kingdom $19.94
Rest of Europe $31.02
Anywhere else $49.85

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