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


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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.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Object: Bowl-barrier Figure
Ethnic group: Luba
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 31x19x15 cm
Weight: 1100 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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