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November Collection: African Tribal Art

Fri, Oct 28, 2022 02:00PM EDT - Thu, Nov 10, 2022 12:00PM EST
Lot 12

Female Fertility Fetish Figure, Luba, Zaire

Estimate: $600 - $900

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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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