Luba Janus Male and Female House Fetish
Lot 298
Luba Janus Male and Female Fetish Figure, Democratic Republic of Congo
US$ 5,000 - 7,000
€3,600 - 5,100
Auction Details
Lot Details
Luba Janus Male and Female Fetish Figure, Democratic Republic of Congo
height 9 1/2in (24cm)
with a solid tapering circular base forming the legs, supporting a cylindrical tapering torso on both sides with two sets of conical breasts and three slender arms alongside the torso with a long cylindrical neck supporting a janus head with finely carved features, large crack extending from the base into the head, and an angular coiffure terminating in a large fabric bundle with wooden objects protruding; fine, smooth brown patina.

Provenance:
The Egon Guenther Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Private Collection, California
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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