Kuba Plam Vine Cup - SOLD OUT

In the Kuba culture in the Congo, wooden cuttings of this type were reserved for the use of chiefs and notables. It is a prestige marker used to compete between them as much as a usual object. According to E. Torday in the Wongo, among the Kuba themselves, there are regional variations, for example in African art Shoowa, lovers of cut openwork foot and handles decorated with drawings, these also vary according to the regions .
On this cup, there is no handle but the cut is adorned with interlacing interlacing (Nnaam). The cylindrical neck is entirely engraved with a geometric decoration corresponding to the drawing (Makwoongl matey).

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
19,5 x 8 cm
Expert's estimate
385 - 425 €
Ethnic group
Kuba / Bakuba
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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