The Luba fetish is a finely carved half figure that was used by 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 excellent patina with a custom wood stand
Dimensions: 5 in. high x 1 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition
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