Mboko Luba cup holder figure - SOLD OUT

In African art, so-called "cup-carrying" statues called "Mboko" are at the crossroads of two institutions: divination and prophetism. Their corpus reveals several workshops that flourished as the kingdom expanded. The statue carrying the cup was placed next to the diviner during the trance and represented the wife of the spirit who possesses it.

This Mboko figure is classic in the sense that a woman is sitting and holding a cup on her legs. The headdress is very nicely worked, pulled back. Scarification is present. The air of the face is serene.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
29 x 14 cm
Ethnic group
Luba / Baluba / Louba
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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