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Chibinda Ilunga Figure Chokwe Angola African Tribal Art

25% Off Original Price: $ 2,000
Sale Price: $ 1,500
  • Description
    The Figure represents the hero Chibinda Ilunga, royal ancestor of the Chokwe people. According to legend, llunga, the son of a great Luba chief, wooed Lweji, a Lunda chieftainess. He introduced into that tribe the concept of divine kingship and also taught the Lunda the art of hunting. From their union, if rather indirectly, came the Mwata Yamvo rulers of the Lunda, to whom the Chokwe not only paid tribute, but also regularly furnished sculptors who produced many kinds of court art almost up to the present day. By association, Chibinda Ilunga became a culture hero and model for Chokwe chiefs as well.

    All African art are sold as decorative art pieces. It requires your expertise to determine its age and whether it was used in ritual setting.
  • More Information
    Origin: Angola
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Wood and grass.
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
    Creation Date: Angola, 20th Century.
    Styles / Movements: Tribal, African, Folk Art
    Incollect Reference #: 124167
  • Dimensions
    W. 6.5 in; H. 22 in; D. 6.5 in;
    W. 16.51 cm; H. 55.88 cm; D. 16.51 cm;
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Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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