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African tribal comb, Art Africain, Afrikanische kunst, African Sculpture

Jafeth Moiane


Sculpture, Wood on Wood

Size: 3.7 W x 10.6 H x 2 D in

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LUBA OR BALUBA PEOPLE Luba, also called Baluba, a Bantu-speaking cluster of peoples who inhabit a wide area extending throughout much of south-central Democratic Republic of the Congo. Majority of them live in this country, residing mainly in its Katanga, Kasai, and Maniema provinces. They numbered about 5,594,000 in the late 20th century. LUBA SCULPTURES Generally, ancient sculptures in the Kingdom were symbol of power to the owner. The power were coming from spiritual world and the ancestors. The comb are: 1. Ritual or ceremonial object 2. Decorative or ornamental object (Art) COMB HOLDER: FEMALE FIGURE- FERTILITY FIGURE Usually these statues are of highly regarded and powerful entities, such as goddesses. ... Theses statues and or figures then became symbols, and were most likely used further to help assist and promote fertility for women. Believe or not, some women believed that could be pregnant as soon as use this comb on their hair. PEOPLE: Luba or Baluba MATERIALS: Wood, pigment DIMENSIONS: Height: 27 cm- 10.62" Width: 9.5 cm- 3.7"

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Sculpture:Wood on Wood

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Size:3.7 W x 10.6 H x 2 D in

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I am Mozambican (Mozambique-Southern African country) and I live here in Mozambique. I am Painting Artist, Sculptor and Photographer. ART IS MY PASSION!!!

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