Lot: 32999th 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||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
"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.