African neckrest of the Luba ethnic group carved in the style of the Master of Mulongo near the Lukuga river
  • African neckrest of the Luba ethnic group carved in the style of the Master of Mulongo near the Lukuga river
  • Luba village people in Congo

Luba Mulongo headrest

€230.00

Woman in African art Luba

This superb African neckrest from the Luba ethnic group was sculpted in the same style as that of the workshop of the Master of Mulongo, see the attached photo of the specimen concerned. It comes from the region of the Lukuga river.

We can recognize him by the caryatid figures standing, face to face, side by side, their arms entwined behind their backs and supporting the seat. Beautiful scarifications are present on the abdomens. The headdress of the characters is pulled back and ends in a cross.

The head rest of the Master of Mulongo belongs to the National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.

Luba women are celebrated in African Luba art for historical reasons. They bear, like this piece, beautiful scarifications as seen in the contextual photos. Priests, counselors and mothers giving birth to filiation, women occupy a very important role within the Luba kingdom.

Stools, neckrests, and other everyday objects or not are also prestigious objects for local chefs who like to display them.

By buying this object you can collect up to 23 fidelity points fidelity point.
Your cart will total 23 fidelity point that can be converted into a voucher of €11.50.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
17 cm
Ethnic group
Luba / Baluba / Louba
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Very good

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