Luba Stool (CSTL 002)

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Stools are among the most important symbols of Luba kingship, as they are for many African peoples. Not only is the Luba king’s palace referred to as a “seat of power”, but seating is a metaphor for the many levels and layers of hierarchy that characterize Luba royal prerogatives.Those incorporating female caryatids give expression to the Luba conception of the female body as a spiritual receptacle that supports divine kingship.This stool is in good condition, though worn with age, and has evidence overall of old worm wear to the surfaces.

Material:Wood

Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs

Origin:Democratic Republic Of Congo

Condition:Good

Additional information

Weight 2.3 kg
Dimensions 9.5 × 20.4 × 33 cm

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