Luba Power Figure


Presented is a Luba power figure that was used by ritual specialist for protection, healing and witchcraft. Small half figures known as “Kakudji,” combine Luba/Kusu styles with magical materials embedded into the cavity on top of the head. By enhancing the object in this way, the ritual specialist would invite the spirit to inhabit the figure as a receptacle.

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance:   From a private American collection
Materials: Wood, layered shiny patina with cam-wood powder and charge in head with custom base
Dimensions: 5 1/4 in. high x  2 1/4  in. wide 
Condition: Appears in fine condition with encrusted patina
Inventory #A3673
Price: $ 475

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