Luba Female Cupbearer (mboko)



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.



Learn more...


Product Details:

  • Size: 20" x 6" x 5"
  • Shipping: $50.00
  • Material: Wood
  • Quantity: Sorry, this product is not available
  • SKU:

African Masks & Sculptures

We feature over 500 authentic African tribal masks, sculptures, and bronzes for sale. Our products are unique, hand picked, museum quality pieces.

African art at wholesale prices.

Absolutely no reproductions!


Join our mailing list and be first to receive exclusive "recent acquisitions" mailings and discounts. We promise to only send you good things.