Palm wine Kuba cup - SOLD OUT

In African art, these Kuba cups were reserved for the use of chiefs and notables and participate in the permanent competition for prestige.
It is for them that the drum-shaped sections were designed, according to E. Torday at the Wongo, among the Kuba themselves, there are regional variations, for example among the Shoowa, fans of cutting on foot perforated and with decorated handles of drawings, these varying also according to the regions.
On this traditional African cut, the handle is adorned with interlaced interlacing (Nnaam). The cylindrical neck is entirely engraved with a geometric decoration corresponding to the drawing (Makwoongl matey) to find page 60, Receptacles, Edition Dapper. This cup of noble form, adopting the appearance of the drum said Bukit comes from the private collection of Belgian.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
20 x 14 cm
Expert's estimate
450 - 500 €
Ethnic group
Kuba / Bakuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tribal art collection Belgium

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