Figurative water pipe - Luba Baluba - Congo DRC

Figurative water pipe - Luba Baluba - Congo DRC
Mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

16 x 5 cm.
Former collection Belgium - Brought back in the 1960s.

This remarkable item, a Luba water pipe, probably belonged to a person of high rank.
The feminine silhouette is holding its breasts, which is the most common feature of Luba art. The gesture symbolises respect, education, and the role of women as mothers. The representation of a woman is also significant, since the Luba retrace female descent. The elaborate scarification and hairdo of the figure indicate that this is a rich woman of high social rank.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Figurative water pipe
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Luba Baluba
Mid 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
16×5×0 cm
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