The Luba fetish is a finely carved half figure that was used by a ritual specialist for protection, healing and witchcraft. Magical materials were embedded into the cavity on top of the head which invited spirits to inhabit the figure as a receptacle.

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Dr. Alan Solem,  Chicago, IL
Materials:  Wood, encrustation and glossy patina with custom wood base
Dimensions: 5  in. high x  1 1/2  in. wide 
Condition: Figure is in fine condition
Inventory #A3167
Price: $ 750

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