Lot 209A: A Fine Kuba backrest

A Fine Kuba backrest. Kuba people, DR Congo L:13 1/2". The backrest of classical form, with flaring ends, of the so called ‘tip stool’ type. The center with deeply incised Imbool design carved in later but still traditionally. The piece showing extensive age and use. With a letter from Gelbard and a letter of authenticity from Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois who curated the show ‘Art of the Kuba’ where the piece was displayed. Ex. Gelbard Collection, NY; Ex. Michael Wyman, IL. Exhibited: Art of the Kuba – Governor’s State University, IL. December 2008


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