Two Luba items: Janus-faced ceremonial cup, ivory handle
Lot 1391Y
Two Luba items: Janus-faced ceremonial cup, ivory handle
Sold for US$ 22,325 inc. premium
Lot Details
African, Southeast Asian, Oceanic and Latin American Property from Palm Springs Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
Two Zairean items
Including a Kuba Janus-face wood cup, on a small pedestal base, the two faces carved with characteristic diamond-cut eyes and mouth, with sharp nose, scarification on the temples, a separate spout from each atop the grooved coiffure; along with a Luba ivory finial, conceived as the torso of a woman, her hands below the breasts, with heavy lidded eyes closed, serene smile and banded coiffure, decorated with circle-dot motifs.
height 5 3/4 and 5 7/8in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex-Admiral and Mrs. French Moore collection.
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