A fine Luba wood stool for a chief,
Lot 431W
A fine Luba wood stool for a chief,
Sold for £960 (US$ 1,591) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Luba wood stool for a chief,
with cylindrical seat, supported by a kneeling female with elaborate head- dress, prominent breasts, navel and stomach; Zaire/Democratic Republic of The Congo, Central Africa (old damage); 14 inches [36 cms] high (Previously retailed at: £9,800)

Footnotes



  • For other examples of this icon from African wood sculpture, see 'Sieges Africains', various authors [ISBN 2-7118-3109-4]. See also 'The World of Tribal Arts' [Summer 1996 Edition] featuring similar stools of the 'Ba-Luba sub-style'. Jean Laude in his 'The Arts of Black Africa' [pages 112 and 114] illustrates a comparable stool [Congo/Kinshasa] from The Verite Collection, Paris.
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