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Luba Female Cupbearer (mboko)

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Female Cupbearer (mboko). Inhabitants of southeastern DRC and northen Zambia, the Luba, have a great varity of carvings, distinguished by emotional intensity. Artists occupied a privileged place in the village hierarchy. The carver carried a ceremonial axe on his shoulder, an emblem of prestige and of the dignity of his position. The diviner used the mboko, a seated or crouched female figure holding a cup. He would shake it and analyze the position of the different objects in the cup in order to tell fate and fortune.

 

 

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Product Details:

  • Size: 20" x 6" x 5"
  • Shipping: $50.00
  • Material: Wood
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