Lot 258: An Exceptional Luba or Zela Bowl bearer figure

An Exceptional Luba or Zela Bowl bearer figure, Luba/Zela; D.R. Congo

The figure of classical form, the seated female with ciomplex coif, high rounded brow with inset hobnail eyes, the torso long and finely executed with elaborate scarification, the figure holding a bowl used for holding sacred clay for divination practices, the legs wrapped around. Fine old surface and wonderful old patina.A significant and important old figure. H. 19 1/4"

YGVR archive #:4540.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Gallery Deroche, CA C. 1988
Ex. Garven Images Ltd., NY C. 1991,

Publication History:
African Arts, 1991, vol.XXIV, no.3.

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

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