Figura de pie - Madera - Bwanga bwa Bwimpe - LULUWA - República Democrática del Congo

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Figura de pie - Madera - Bwanga bwa Bwimpe - LULUWA - República Democrática del Congo
Excelente

Provenance:
- Private collection, London, UK

The Luluwa people live at the crossroads of several major art-producing cultures: the Luba to the east, the Chokwe to the southwest, and the Kuba to the north. In contrast to the more public prestige-enhancing royal arts of their powerful neighbors, the arts of the Luluwa in pre-colonial times were generally privately owned. Nonetheless, symbols of authority, such as ceremonial weapons, staffs of office and leopard-skin skirts, are seen on many of the figures. The hallmark of Luluwa sculpture is a profusion of intricate scarification patterns that adorn the surface, preserving in sculpture a form of body art abandoned over a century ago. Luluwa figures referred to ancestral spirits who bestowed protection, good fortune, and beauty on their devotees. During pregnancy and childbirth, women tucked the small half figures that end in a point into their wrappers or belts for protection; after the child was born, the standing figures were placed next to the baby's bed to keep the infant from harm.

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Detalles del lote
Objeto
Figura de pie
Nombre de objeto indígena
Bwanga bwa Bwimpe
Grupo étnico/cultura
LULUWA
Región / país
República Democrática del Congo
Material
Madera
Estado
Excelente
Se vende con soporte
No
Dimensiones
53×11×11 cm
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