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A BENA LULUA FIGURE

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A BENA LULUA FIGURE

Size 27,3 cm
Material Wood
Origin D.R. Congo

Rare female figure showing the typical features of the Bena Lulua, large feet and hands. The crescent coiffure is a rare feature found in the famous neckrest of Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, by extension of the fonction, it might be considered as an important chief’s attribute.

Provenance

A. Desmet collection, Temse

Private collection, Belgium

Published

Tentoonstelling van Kongo-kunst. Catalogue, 1937, Antwerp. Num 272

Exhibited

Tentoonstelling van Kongo-kunst. Stadsfeestzaal, 24 December 1937 - 16 January 1938, Antwerp.