Figure - Wood - "kakudji"- Provenance Patric Claes - Luba-Kusu - Congo DRC

Description
Figure - Wood - "kakudji"- Provenance Patric Claes - Luba-Kusu - Congo DRC
Early 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

An old Luba-Kusu half figure with a charged nails on top.

H= 25 cm , 36 cm o the stand. Some chip sof wood missing on the back around the rim and in the lower part (see pictures)
A quite abstract and peaceful figure.

Provenance: Patric Claes collection, Brussels..

The combination of Luba and Kusu styles is typical for the border region between both people and has historic roots.

"kakudji" Figure.

The figure has a layered shiny patina of years of veneration typical from tthe Luba Kusu people ( or Baluba) a quite big geographical area south-central region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Majority of them live in this country, residing mainly in its Katanga, Kasai, and Maniema provinces.

Ex Belgian Congo before 1940.

Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
"kakudji"- Provenance Patric Claes
Ethnic group/ culture
Luba-Kusu
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
39×12×12 cm
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