LUBA (AND TABWA) STOOLS ARCHIVES, DRC

Despite their appearance, we believe that most of these stools were made to be sold.

The stools below have been sold. They are left here for research and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Luba (and Tabwa) Stools, GO TO LUBA (AND TABWA) STOOLS PAGE


 LUBA
Stool 3
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 4
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 5
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 11
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 12
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 13
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 14
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 15
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 16
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 17
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 18
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 19
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 20
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 23
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 25
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 27
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 28
SOLD

TABWA
Stool 30
SOLD

LUBA/TABWA Stool 32
SOLD

LUBA/TABWA Stool 33
SOLD

LUBA/TABWA Stool 33
SOLD

LUBA/TABWA Stool 35
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 37
SOLD

TABWA
Stool 38
SOLD

TABWA
Stool 38
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 24
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 19
SOLD

 LUBA
Stool 42
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 21
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 43
SOLD


 LUBA
Stool 42
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 21
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 43
SOLD




LUBA
Stool 22
SOLD



LUBA
Stool 26
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 46
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 50
SOLD

 

 LUBA
Stool 6
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 48
SOLD



LUBA
Stool 36
SOLD

 

LUBA
Stool 51
25" high
SOLD
 

LUBA
Stool 52
16" high
SOLD

LUBA
Stool 53
17" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

LUBA (AND TABWA), STOOLS ARCHIVES, DRC

Most Luba art relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their power by the display of prestige objects during important ceremonies. Stools were among the most important of these objects. The ruler was literally as well as figuratively supported by a female caryatid figure, which also symbolizes the continuity of power in a matrilineal society. Elaborate coiffures and scarification patterns attested to the high rank of both the depicted female and the owner of the stool. These stools are among the most prized in Africa. The Luba are also known for their figurative headrests, which helped to protect their elaborate hair styles. Numbers 29-33, 35 & 38 have disctinctly Tabwa hairstyles, 30 - 31 & 38 have Tabwa scarification patterns.

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