A FINE LUBA HEMBA MALE FIGURE
Provenance: Joop Schafthuizen, Belgium
Among the Luba and Hemba peoples, carved wooden figures represent male ancestors who were venerated and linked to ownership of the land and to clan and lineage authority. They convey notions of ideal physical and moral qualities. This statue has an elaborate cruciform coiffure and a carefully rendered beard. The arms are carved free of the body and the hands each side of the abdomen. Dark gloss patina.
Luba Hemba people, Democratic Republic of Congo
Wood, 19 x 10 cm
Price: € 2.500