Luba power figure - such objects are associated with the all-seeing and all-hearing "bavidye" spirits. They advised against the consequences of ill-will and misbehaviour, and with their help justice was dispensed and peace (re)established. The many heads signal heightened powers of vision and clairvoyance, and the ability of the diviner to see in all directions. H: 27 cm Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue178/d100_401/#ixzz3uYmsMdWL
Half figure, Songe, Democratic Republic of Congo. This is a fine old miniature power half figure "nkisi" without limbs, simplified facial features, rope around the neck and an animal horn on top of the head. Wood, middle brown patina, min. dam., cracks, traces of abrasion, on wooden base. Height without base: 15 cm - 5.9 inches.
Magical object "kabwelulu" D. R. Congo, Luba H: 40 cm H: 15.7 inch Provenance Coll. Marcel de Munter, "Le Foureur", Brussels, Belgium Literature Felix, Marc L., 100 Peoples of Zaire and their Sculpture, The Handbook, Brüssel 1987, p. 79, ill. 30 Neyt, Francois, Luba, Aan de Bronnen van de Zaire, Ausst.kat., Paris 1994, p. 162 f.