This is a beautifully Wood Carved Figurative Palm Wine cup from the Kuba Tribe of Democratic Republic of the Congo. For centuries personal status has been indicated through finely designed objects. Even ordinary utilitarian objects such as drinking cups for palm wine may indicate wealth and status through elegant carvings and decorations. Frequently, cups intended for use by rulers are carved in the form of a human head with a distinctive hairstyle and attached to some other figurative form. There are also other cups that are simply carved with the full figure. This cup is not only beautifully carved, but it has a sense authority and power to it making it unique and rare. What a wonderful piece of decorative African Art or just a unique gift.
Shows age, crack at top of rim, handle repaired, but a beautiful patina and in good condition.
7 3/4" Tall
6" Wide at Handle
4" x 4" Wide at Top
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