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Luba village chief and his first wife.



Luba village chief and his first wife.

Photo by

Mary Nooter Roberts


Luba village chief and his first wife display a staff of office that derives its form from the same principles as that of a lukasa, with the board dibulu sections of the staff echoing the hourglass form of some lukasas, 1989.


Roberts, Mary Nooter, Allen F. Roberts, S. Terry Childs, Museum for African Art (New York, N.Y.), and National Museum of African Art (U.S.). Memory: Luba Art andthe Making of History. New York: Museum for African Art, 1996. (pg. 166, figure 155).


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