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"Logging carriers" are among the Luba sculpture best known and most popular. Belonging to the category to objects bankishi (sing. Nkishi ), these statuettes act "spiritual wife" of a soothsayer, the bilumbu...

"Logging carriers" are among the Luba sculpture best known and most popular. Belonging to the category to objects bankishi (sing. Nkishi ), these statuettes act "spiritual wife" of a soothsayer, the bilumbu.

Democratic Republic of the Congo; Luba peoples Chief’s stool Wood H. 50.8 cm  The predominately female imagery adorning the emblems of male kings and officeholders in Luba society reflects the ambiguity and two-sided nature of power. As one Luba proverb has it, "Men are chiefs in the daytime, but women are chiefs at night."...

Women and Political Power - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art

Commemorative figure Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca. 1810-1870) Date: 19th century Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo Culture: Hemba peoples Medium: Wood Dimensions: H. x W. x D.: 12 x 4 x 4 1/2 in. (30.5 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm) Classification: Wood-Sculpture Credit Line: Private collection

Commemorative figure Buli Master, possibly Ngongo ya Chintu (Hemba, ca…

Statue d'ancêtre, Niembo du Sud, Hemba, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

Statue d'ancêtre, Niembo du Sud, Hemba, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

MALE ANCESTOR FIGURE, LUSINGITI, 19TH/20TH CENTURY Unknown Hemba master from the Bena-Niembo region, Democratic Republic of the Congo

MALE ANCESTOR FIGURE, LUSINGITI, 19TH/20TH CENTURY Unknown Hemba master from the Bena-Niembo region, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Superbe statue porteuse de coupe, Luba, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

Superbe statue porteuse de coupe, Luba, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

EXQUISITE LUBA CARYATID STOOL TRIBAL ART AFRICAN CONGO DRC AFRICA ARTS PREMIERS | eBay

Exquisite luba caryatid stool tribal art african congo drc africa arts premiers

EXQUISITE LUBA CARYATID STOOL TRIBAL ART AFRICAN CONGO DRC AFRICA ARTS PREMIERS | eBay

Hermann Sommerhage Kunsthandel-, Handel mit hochwertiger alter afrikanischer Kunst, dealing with high level african art

Hermann Sommerhage Kunsthandel-, Handel mit hochwertiger alter afrikanischer Kunst, dealing with high level african art

Acquis in situ par le Dr. Paul Briart (1860-1920) entre 1891 et 1893, lors de l'expédition Delcommune

Acquis in situ par le Dr. Paul Briart (1860-1920) entre 1891 et 1893, lors de l'expédition Delcommune

Luba, Democratic Republic of Congo Luba stools are among the most prized in Africa, and with good reason. This stool has a symmetry and balance with an extremely naturalistic face and body style. The ketoid scarification is exceptionally well done, as is the coiffure....

Luba, Democratic Republic of Congo Luba stools are among the most prized in Africa, and with good reason. This stool has a symmetry and balance with an extremely naturalistic face and body style. The ketoid scarification is exceptionally well done, as is the coiffure....

Африка | Арт | Art | Africa (II) (60 работ)

Африка | Арт | Art | Africa (II) (60 работ)

LUBA RELIQUARY HEAD, ATTRIBUTED TO THE "MASTER OF THE BULI", DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

LUBA RELIQUARY HEAD, ATTRIBUTED TO THE "MASTER OF THE BULI", DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The subject of this posthumous commemorative portrait was the sovereign of a Hemba chiefdom during the nineteenth century in what is today the southeastern sector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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