Kneeling Divination Figure
Circa 19th Century
Luba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
A kneeling figure with elongated head and carved incisions to represent the coiffure. The face has exaggerated facial features, a long nose and downward-hanging lips. There is also diamond-shaped scarification on the cheeks. The thick neck leads to rounded shoulders and slender arms which flank perky breasts. The hands lead to fingers which help support the divination bowl that is held against her abdomen and supported by her thighs.
divination figure, Luba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture