Gallery Bacara

Lulua Tribe Statue

$1,280 SGD

Vintage from the 1980s.

  • Materials: Wood
  • Height: 33 inches
  • Width: 5.5 inches
  • Depth: 6 inches

The Lulua tribes people, also known as Bena Lulua, migrated from western Africa during the 18th century and settled in the southern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sculptures of the Lulua people are well known for the elaborate scarification patterns worked onto the surface of the figures. These patterns are identified in some instances with symbolic meaning but must equally be viewed as aesthetic embellishment important to the Lulua. They worship ancestors, both real and mythic, whose spirits are thought to inhabit the rocks and the trees. Their art is somewhat scarce, with statues far more common than masks.

Very good condition.

*This item ships from America. 

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