LUBA PEOPLE

SOLD - Real Luba Cup

€3.500,00
LUBA PEOPLE

SOLD - Real Luba Cup

€3.500,00
AAL1290

Luba cups, shaped human head with two drink containers at the bottom are among the rarest royal insignias of the Luba people.

The real Luba cups are saved in rectangular boxes and were only used during the inauguration of a ruler and on other sacred occasions, as a ceremony to honor the ancestral paternal spirits, when the holder made an offering of cooked cassava while the ruler communed with his ancestors. The chief adviser named Shinga Hemb drank palm wine on one side of the cup and then passed it on to the participants who would drink on the other side. Similar acts were performed after the divination or at the dawn of the new moon.

Made of carved wood, with beautiful carvings.

Length : 21 cm

Height : 23 cm

Width : 36 cm

Weight : 3 kg

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