Provenance: Philip Goldman, London

In Luba culture, to make or hold an adze signifies royalty and power. Luba blacksmiths were highly regarded, as in many African cultures. They are respected for their secret knowledge and expert metal-working skills, derived from the founding hero himself. The tools and products of blacksmiths play significant roles in investiture rituals for Luba kings as well as in many other ceremonies and events.

Luba people, Democratic Republic of Congo
Wood and iron, 48 cm. Comes together with a stand.

Price:  €  1.800,-