African Tribal Art: Luba People, Zaire: Female Fetish Figure. Carved wood with attached animal horn at the crown of its head. Brass tacks adorn the forehead; a wrapped bundle held by a braided fiber cord rests on the pregnant stomach; a pointed object (a thorn?) protrudes from the navel; a patinated woven band/skirt surrounds the hips, and copper/metal rings adorn the ankles. Overall dark, fine patina. Mid 20th century.
Dimensions: 21.5H x 5W x 5.5D (inches)
Provenance: From the private collection of Massachusetts Gentlemen.
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Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts, Private collection, New York
Dimensions: See Description
Good condition. There is a break in the cord which holds the wrapped bundle; the fabric is soiled/patinated.
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