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Bowl-barrier Figure - Wood - Luba - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Bowl-barrier Figure – Wood – Luba – Congo DRC


Object:Bowl-barrier Figure
Ethnic group / culture:Luba
Region/ country:DR Congo
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:34x13x16 cm
Weight:900 g

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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.
Good condition with a beautiful aged patina of use. The arms of the figure seemed to be restored in the past.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.