Luba bell
  • Luba bell

Luba bell

Original Luba wooden bell. In the African art of the Luba kingdom, we know a wide variety of objects intended for authority, divination and everyday use.

Here, a bell whose role is not known but could have been used during hunts or during divinatory rites. Sometimes, the same object could fulfill several functions.

A figure is seated at the top. Ringed neck, headdress pulled back.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
31 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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