African Art

Luba cupholder, Mboko, by the Sungu Atelier, D R Congo.

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Luba cupholder, Mboko, by the Sungu Atelier, D R Congo.

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A classic Luba cupholder from the well known atelier of Sungu, also called "Master of Kiloko". Late 19th to early 20th century.

References:

Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren Inventory no: EO.0.037053.    African fetishes and ancestral objects, Francois Neyt & Hughes Dubois, 5 continents, no 42 porteuse de coupe, p 144 and in the same book a axe from the same atelier. Sotheby´s New York, May 17, 2002 lot 143 "A fine Luba Shankadi female figure". 

H. 30,5 cm

Provenance: Nick Foley-Oates, Andrew Berz, Philippe Laeremans, Jean Marc Desaive. 2 certificates of authenticity, one from Berz Gallery and the other from Phillippe Laeremans.

Exhibited: BRUNEAF, Brussels januari 2016, Philippe Laeremans Tribal Art

Price on request

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