Kusu artwork was influenced by their
neighbors the Luba and the Hemba. The figure honored
great leaders and male ancestors of the past and conveys dignity and power. The figure symbolizes the importance of family clan continuity.
Ex. Pierre Loos, Gallerie Ambre, Brussels, 1975
Sotheby’s New York, May 20, 1987, Lot 152
Ex. Scott Rodolitz and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection