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Kuba Shield Carved Wooden Congo African Art

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Brand Unbranded
Type of Object Shield, carving
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Kuba
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 21
Width (in) 8.5
Depth (in) 2
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Worn surface in areas, chipped edges, see photos for details.
This backrest decorated with geometric patterns was used as a backrest by the Kuba. This object is decorated in Kuba style, with complex geometric patterns engraved in the surface. The Northern and Central parts of Congo are known for their beautiful backrest-stool fully of wonderful designs. See Sandro Bocola (Ed.)AFRICAN SEATS,p. 130-131