This is a beautiful Luba Female Statue Holding a Cup from the people of Zaire. Among the Luba, diviners act as mediators between the spirit world and the living, using a mixture of white kaolin clay and medicinal herbs as part of their practice. This substance is stored a figure like this one, called a mboko. They are carved in the shape of a female figure because the Luba believe that women have a special connection to the spirit world, based on their sacred power to bear children. In the case of the mboko, the figure represents the wife of a contacted spirit. Mboki are also used during the ceremonies for the induction of a new chief. They serve as proof of the chief's authority and are displayed at his door. If lost or damaged, the chief's mboko must be quickly replaced, for it provides protection and prosperity to the community. This wonderful Luba Statue would be a a great addition to your collection or home.
Shows age, has been repaired, nice patina, but overall in good condition.
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