Stunning Luba Kifwebe Shield

4599

$595.00

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Luba
ITEM #:
4599
ETHNICITY:
Luba
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
LUBA KIFWEBE SWORD
The shield showcased here originates from the Luba Peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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African Art

ITEM #:
4599
ETHNICITY:
Luba
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
MEDIUM:
Wood, Pigment.
DIMENSIONS:
25″ (63.5 cm) Tall x 14″ (35 cm) Wide
CONDITION:
Very Good


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection – Florida, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:

Luba Kifwebe Shield.

In traditional Africa, shields served multiple purposes beyond being defensive weapons. They were often regarded as artistic and symbolic objects with rich cultural significance. These shields could be skillfully carved from wood, intricately woven, crafted from different hides, or even made from metal. The shield showcased here originates from the Luba Peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It features intricate geometric patterns and proudly displays a prominent Luba Kifwebe mask at its center.


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