Luba ivory ithyphallic sculpture
Rare representation of a male ancestor
Ivory with a beautiful honey patina
Very good condition, length : 9.2 cm
The Luba carving in ivory with tiny pendants representing ancestor spirits. These are highly stylized figures whose importance is given to the treatment of face and body.
According to oral tradition, the hunters would come Baluba areas and the North -East Lake Kisale where he eventually settled. We talked to them sometimes as the people of the sun.
Baluba mean the lost or flowers (the word - drunk Luba " flower " and metaphorically " beauty ", a term that the people they found in the region used to refer to them.
Katanga is the cradle, specifically the Lake Kisale.
Luba art is all curved lines. The face is rounded, the eyes mostly downcast mouth is equipped with full lips.
Luba art uses harmonious volumes, it is curved and rounded.
Coins are in natural proportions. The heads are round, the forehead is bulging. The eyes are shaped like coffee beans, ears are small. The patina is beautiful and amber.
All these objects have the same formal characteristics : elegance, sensuality, softness.
Regional & Ethnic Antiques