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

Description
Bowl-barrier Figure - Wood - Mboko - Luba - Congo DRC
Mid 20th century - Fair

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.
Fair condition with clear traces of wear and tear.

Provenance: former private Belgian collection.

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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Lot details
Object
Bowl-barrier Figure
Indigenous object name
Mboko
Ethnic group/ culture
Luba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
32×17×13 cm
Weight
750 g
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