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Luba Hemba Standing Female Congo African Art

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Title Luba Hemba Standing Female Congo Africa
Type of Object Carving
Country of Origin DR Congo
People Luba
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 26 inches Tall x 5 inches Wide x 6.5 inches Deep
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Cracks, chips and general wear, severe arrested bug damage.

Additional Information:

A prominent standing Luba female with gorgeous patina and signs of age. The exagerated size of the head an the slender body also indicate the hand of an attentive Luba carver.  

The world's greatest museums and private collections are filled with Luba sculpture, as the beauty of some of their finest pieces transcends those of almost any other African culture. For such a small group, their impact on the art world has been extraordinary.

Recommended Reading:

Nooter, M. N. and A. F. Roberts. 1996. Memory, Luba Art and the Making of History.