Luba power figure 'Kakuji'
D. R. Congo
Wood, dark brown patina, two strings of blue glass beads, loincloth, cavity in the head filled with 'medicinal' mass, sacrificial traces.
By enhancing the objects with particular substances, the ritual specialist invites the spirits the inhabit the receptacle, that can be then used to assist with particlar tasks
On a professional customised stand
Ex Lucas Ratton Gallery, Paris, France