Luba Presentation Bowl, Democractic Republic of the Congo height 10in (25cm)
Lot 220
Luba Presentation Bowl, Democratic Republic of the Congo height 10in (25cm)
Sold for US$ 2,250 inc. premium
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Luba Presentation Bowl, Democractic Republic of the Congo height 10in (25cm) Luba Presentation Bowl, Democractic Republic of the Congo height 10in (25cm) Luba Presentation Bowl, Democractic Republic of the Congo height 10in (25cm) Luba Presentation Bowl, Democractic Republic of the Congo height 10in (25cm) Luba Presentation Bowl, Democractic Republic of the Congo height 10in (25cm) Luba Presentation Bowl Luba Presentation Bowl Luba Presentation Bowl Luba Presentation Bowl
Lot Details
Luba Presentation Bowl, Democratic Republic of the Congo
height 10in (25cm)
Wood

Provenance:
Collected by a Belgian army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before 1895
Christie's, London, December 1, 1982, lot 200
Private Collection, England

"The piling-up of forms - with the animal at the base even carved as though having difficulty in supporting the superstructure - is typical of southern Luba work of the period of contact, from about 1890 to, say, 1925. Somewhat similar to it in spirit are two carvings illustrated in Olbrechts, 1946, plate XX, figs. 101 and 103 (the first of which is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)." (William Fagg, Christie's Tribal Art, December 1 1982: p 51)
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