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unknown Luba
Primary



Figure

20th century
Carved wood

13 in. x 3 1/2 in. (33.02 cm x 8.89 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.7.5
Other Number(s): HPH.1972.360 (Hobson Pittman Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Luba, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Hobson Pittman Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Central African - Nationality, styles, and culture of the people of the nation of the République centrafricaine.
  • Congolese - Nationality, styles, and cultures of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
  • Luba - Style and culture of the African ethnic group of the same name inhabiting the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • scarifications - Refers to permanent marks, such as symbols, patterns, or other designs, made on human skin by scarring, done for social or cultural reasons or for personal decoration.

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Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum, Visions of Africa: The Jerome L. Joss Collection of African Art at UCLA (Los Angeles, California: University of California Fowler Museum, 1994), 132-133. Figure Number: 43
  • Constantine Petridis, Art and Power in the Central African Savanna: Luba, Songye, Chokwe, Luluwa (Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008), 39-61.

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