Luba empire economy was complex it was based on a tribute system and the redistribution of resources from agriculture, fishing, hunting and mining. The production of salt and iron was under the king control. Luba artists carved kneeling or standing female figures, called Mboko, who were usually holding cups for divination purposes.
Standing figures, believed to represent forest spirts or ancestors, are rare and are usually covered by an oily patina that comes from continuous libations. The Luba produced numerous prestige objects anthropomorphic caryatid stools, bow stands, spears, staffs, pipes, axes and neckrests which were adorned with figures and were used during official ceremonies or to display wealth. Ivory apotropaic amulets were worn by some Luba people.Luba terracotta vessels are often decorated with incised geometric motifs. Good luck and thanks for looking. 15 USD I reduce to 10 USD. 20 USD I reduced to 14 USD. 25 USD I reduce to 16 USD. 30 USD I reduce to 20 USD. 35 USD I reduce to 25 USD.
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