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Female Luba African
Item Details
Description
A fine little Luba figure with a painted number on the wood base (182,3,1936,17).Such figures are a convention of Luba society, and represent the feminine ideal of a beautiful young mother. Made in the typical style of the Luba and their neighbours the Hemba, from Southeast Congo, with a classical elaborate hairstyle that indicates a higher rank, as do the numerous keloid scarifications to the abdomen and back. She holds her breasts in both hands in the manner of presentation. Estimated age is mid XXth century. This figure was originally in the Patric Claes collection, acquired while he was curator of the Kinshasa museum. H= 19cm
Condition
Condition is good, with a single crack on the side of the feet, small insect damage in the neck. The figure has a shiny use-wear patina, from extensive handling.
Dimensions
18.8 x 5 x 5.9 cm
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Female Luba African

Estimate €900 - €1,200
Sep 22, 2019
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Starting Price €450
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David Norden Fine African Arts
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0002: Female Luba African
Sold for €4501 Bid
Est. €900 - €1,200Starting Price €450
Living African Art Treasures By David Norden
Sep 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 12%
Lot 0002 Details
Description
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A fine little Luba figure with a painted number on the wood base (182,3,1936,17).Such figures are a convention of Luba society, and represent the feminine ideal of a beautiful young mother. Made in the typical style of the Luba and their neighbours the Hemba, from Southeast Congo, with a classical elaborate hairstyle that indicates a higher rank, as do the numerous keloid scarifications to the abdomen and back. She holds her breasts in both hands in the manner of presentation. Estimated age is mid XXth century. This figure was originally in the Patric Claes collection, acquired while he was curator of the Kinshasa museum. H= 19cm
Condition
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Condition is good, with a single crack on the side of the feet, small insect damage in the neck. The figure has a shiny use-wear patina, from extensive handling.
Dimensions
18.8 x 5 x 5.9 cm
Contacts
David Norden Fine African Arts
011 32 3 227 35 40
Sint Katelijnevest 27
Antwerp, 2000
Belgium
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