Luba Ancestor figure

Luba Ancestor figure

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Luba's cult statues are rare. Almost all of them represent women, whose image symbolizes the Luba's political power and social ideal, and are used by ritual specialists for divination, healing, initiation and litigation. On our Youtube channel, Interview with M.Nooter Roberts for the exhibition "Shaping Power"  HERE

  • Region: Southern DRC       

  • Ethnic group: Luba           

  • Material: Wood           

  • Dimensions: H:49cm    

  • Provenance: Belgian Collection

  • Age estimate: circa 1910

  • Condition: Good, traces of wear due to age and use. Restored (old break on staff)