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.
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 2nd half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 14×6×18 cm
- 420 g