■Δ STATUE LUBA
A LUBA FIGURE DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Height: 57 cm. (22½ in.) |
US$9,000-13,000 | £7,300-11,000
Collection Jacques and Denise Schwob (1916-2008), Brussels
Transmitted by descent to the present owner
Interesting light wooden statue with a deep sense of interiority. The piriform face with soft features has half-closed eyes, a large nose, and ends in a braided beard represented schematically. The hands frame the chin. A complex headdress covers his skull. The treatment of the body plays on the contrasts of full, round shapes and angular edges.
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