|Title||Kuba Cup Figural Head Congo African Art|
|Type of Object||Ceremonial Cup|
|Country of Origin||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Approximate Age||20th century|
|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||Large splits and cracks, chips, dirt and wear|
Additional Information: A well carved Kuba cup in the form of a human head with legss. The handle is decorated with a carved face. Kuba style can be seen in facial details . Figural cups such as this cups are among the most popular artifacts found in the Kuba region in the savanna region of the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo. These cups may be seen as the consecration of decorative art among the Kuba. Kuba society is devoted to the visual: The art of decoration reigns supreme. Kuba art is prized both for the quality and care of their craftsmanship and for the astounding power of their design (Bwiin) which touched sensitivity of western collectors and artists.