Headrest - Hardwood - Appui-nuque - Luba - Congo DRC

Description
Headrest - Hardwood - Appui-nuque - Luba - Congo DRC
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Superb Luba headrest with double caryatids, hardwood with dark patina.
Two figures crouching back to back hold their heads in their hands.
The curved headrest sits on top of their heads.
One of the figures has cruciform marks on her cheeks.
The remarkable intricacy of the sculpture is that of a prestigious item that probably belonged to a dignitary or a high-ranking personality.

One of a kind piece from a private French collection.

Lot details
Object
Headrest
Indigenous object name
Appui-nuque
Ethnic group/ culture
Luba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Hardwood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
14×6×18 cm
Weight
420 g
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