Huge, masculine SHANKADI statue, LUBA tribe, Congo, approx. 1970
A true treasure! It is a huge, beautifully sculpted masculine SHANKADI statue of the Congolese LUBA tribe. Its face is strong as well as serene, splendid in shape, catching the attention of the viewer. On the back, there are notorious Luba patterns The arms straight along the body, pointy belly sticking out. The statue has slight traces of use and aging, but overall it is in a good state. The can on the first picture shows the size of this superb statue.
Height: 63 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Weight: 4870 grams!!
Origin: D.R. Congo
Date: approx. 1970
Provenance: Obtained from a Flemish private collection