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Luba Wooden Staff - DA.366
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Dimensions: 12" (30.5cm) high
Collection: African Art
Medium: wood
Condition: Very Fine


Additional Information: closet AF13
$6,500.00
Location: United States
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Description
The iconographic representation of women in Luba sculpture is widespread and correlates to the important role of women in Luba society. This fine staff features a beautiful woman with a long curved chin and subtle warm smile. Her hair is tied back and portrayed with a series of diagonal lines most likely representing a long braid. She is standing alertly with her knees slightly bent and holding her breasts. A series of diamond shaped carvings appear on all four sides of her pregnant belly. This staff wonderfully represents the iconic beauty and fertility of the Luba people. - (DA.366)

 

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