Lot: 329

99th Auction

Staff of office "kibango"

D. R. Congo, Luba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old Colonial Collection
Dries, Brussels, Belgium
H: 54.3 inch 3000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, rest.

"Kibango" are emblems of status.They belong to members of the ruling classes such as kings and chiefs and other titleholders of high status such as village leaders and female spirit mediums.

Shapes, figural accessories and carved patterns provide information about the history of the respective owner and the lineage, which is why each "kibango" is unique.