Democratic Republic of Congo
14″ (35.6 cm) Tall.
Private Collection – Florida, USA.
Discover the artistic mastery of the Luba as they celebrate the beauty and power of femininity with their stunning creations. Marvel at this intricate Luba Female Figure carving that embodies their reverence for motherhood and exquisite craftsmanship.
For over 500 years, the Luba have held a prominent position in the southern part of the Congo, extending their influence as far as Lake Tanganyika. Even today, the Luba Society remains a vibrant culture with a population of approximately 1 million, and their artistic legacy continues to make a significant impact. Among the various Congolese art-producing communities, the Luba and their closely related neighbors, the Hemba, are considered to be the most important. Their masterpieces can be found in prestigious museums and private collections around the world, surpassing the beauty of artwork from many other African cultures. The Luba’s extraordinary contributions have left an indelible mark on the art world.