Pipe smoking figure - Luba - Congo
Traditional African Art Luba
In traditional African art, pieces from the Luba ethnic group are well known in view of their vast area of distribution. Therefore, their style varies according to the subregions and subgroups that occupy it.
We observe here a particular traditional statue probably representing a chef smoking. The object that is the pipe regularly returns in the themes addressed in the art Luba in Congo. The pipe is here very large compared to the personage who holds it. The cap of the latter is typical, consisting of a hollow cross.
Origin : private collection P. Vandenbergh, BelgiumDating : 1960'sSize : 20 x 30 cmMarterials : wood
- Presumed dating
- Circa 1960
- Ethnic group
- Luba / Baluba / Louba
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium