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Stool - Wood - Luba - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Stool – Wood – Luba – Congo DRC


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Seat
Ethnic group/ culture: Luba
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 29×20×20 cm
Weight: 2200 g

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In many cultures throughout the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo the seats of leaders are important symbols of power and authority. The main function of the stool was not to serve as a seat, but rather as a receptacle for the chief’s spirit.
The seat of this royal LUBA stool is supported by a standing female figure who balance it on their head and the tips of her elongated fingers. The body is detailed with elaborate scarification markings on the stomach and abdomen that enhanced ones body as signs of beauty and civilization.

Considered the age, overall condition good condition with a well stylized coiffure. The figure has scarifications all over the body and has a wonderful shiny patina of age.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

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).