Sculpture - Wood - Kabila - Luba - DR Congo

Description
Sculpture - Wood - Kabila - Luba - DR Congo
Excellent

Luba Kabila Bowlbearer.
DR Congo.

Referred to as "kabila" or "mboko", this Luba sculpture is a typical bowlbearer used in sacred tribal ceremonies. The kabilas most commonly appear as female figures, either sitting or kneeling. The object's charismatic posture, great proportions and refined detailing of limbs and traits is a beautiful execution by the indigenous sculptor. This representation shows strong elements of the Luba imaging such as the kaposhi cross-shaped headdress with additional detailing on top of the head. The scarifications on the woman's body were seen as elements of distinction in terms of identity and social status.

Provenance: Joseph Christiaens

Object type: bowlbearer
Tribe: Luba
Material: wood
Height: 35 cm

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Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Indigenous object name
Kabila
Ethnic group/ culture
Luba
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
35×18×15 cm
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