Small Figure - Bena Lulua People, D.R. Congo M36
Small Figure - Bena Lulua People, D.R. Congo M36
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Small Figure - Bena Lulua People, D.R. Congo M36

$3,000.00
The term "Lulua" was given to the Bena Moyo, who lived on the banks of the Lulua River in Kasai by the first explorers in 1881, hence Benalulua. The protruding abdomen of the woman emphasizes the importance of lineage. The figure was smaller and probably worn by its owner. Women in Lulua culture are the mediators between the living and spiritual realm.

Field collected in D.R. Congo early 1950s by Rev. Conner, Ex. Scott Rodolitz 1999 and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Right foot and horn on crest missing.

Height: 5 "
Height including base: 6"
Width: 15/16"
Depth: 2 "

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