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LUBA: TO THE SOURCES OF THE ZAIRE. Francois Neyt. Musee Dapper, Paris, 1993. English edition published 1994. 254 pp. with 213 ills. (121 col.). 33 x 25 cm. LC 95-108694 ISBN 2906067245 In English.
A scholarly study of the artistic traditions associated with the development of the Luba kingdom in Zaire from its emergence at the end of the 16th century through its dissolution during the late 1800s, this catalogue presents full-page photographs of dozens of divination sculptures, ceremonial staffs, spears and stools, cult figurines, dance masks, headrests and other carved objects produced in workshops throughout the kingdom along with an extensive six-part text discussing the intimate relationship of the art forms to Luba political institutions.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa — Congo — Sculpture
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 024366
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