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A Luba Lupona Royal Throne Stool Ex~ Robert Banks coll.

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A Luba Lupona Royal Throne Stool Ex~ Robert Banks coll.

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A very finely carved wooden stool, made from a dense and heavy wood. Despite their functional form, royal stools are never used for sitting They serve as metaphorical, not literal, seats of kingship. The design of Luba seats of leadership may either be abstract or figurative. This fine old example of a female caryatid stool represents the Luba conception of the female body as a spiritual receptacle that supports divine kingship. The stool measures 22 inches tall. Provenance: Ex Robert Banks collection, Maryland.
Condition
fair, well handled and worn, very strong and solid.
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A Luba Lupona Royal Throne Stool Ex~ Robert Banks coll.

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000
Jun 19
Starting Price $50
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0005: A Luba Lupona Royal Throne Stool Ex~ Robert Banks coll.

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Est. $1,000 - $2,000Starting Price $50
AFRICAN ART No Reserve Auction #62
Sat, Jun 19, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0005 Details

Description
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A very finely carved wooden stool, made from a dense and heavy wood. Despite their functional form, royal stools are never used for sitting They serve as metaphorical, not literal, seats of kingship. The design of Luba seats of leadership may either be abstract or figurative. This fine old example of a female caryatid stool represents the Luba conception of the female body as a spiritual receptacle that supports divine kingship. The stool measures 22 inches tall. Provenance: Ex Robert Banks collection, Maryland.
Condition
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fair, well handled and worn, very strong and solid.

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