Female statue, Luba, D.R.C.

20th century
Tribal Art
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Statue representing a woman standing on her legs. The hands meet between the navel and the sex. The latter is represented in a realistic way as well as her pubic hair. The neck is long and ringed. The face is serene with a lot of interiority as we often find in Luba figures.
The female figure is very important to the Luba. Indeed, the woman is an important element of their spiritual life, because she intercedes with the invisible world. She has a very strong link with the telluric forces and her sex is always well represented because it is in direct link with these forces.
Wood with a brownish-brown patina (the right leg is missing).
H : 50 cm
Mid 20th century
Provenance : - Ex Belgian collection
- Collected in-situ by Jules Bertrand (1888-1977), a Belgian doctor who directed the medical service
medical service of the UMHK (Mining Company in Katanga) since 1914 in Elisabetville (today Lubumbashi). He returned to Belgium
in 1956.

Ref: 147VJSGU3G

Style Tribal Art (Tribal art of Tribal Art Style)
Century 20th century (Tribal art 20th century)
Artist Luba
Height (cm) 50 cm
Materials Wood
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
Location 69620, Ternand, France

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