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Luba

Luba

LUBA TYPES OF ART The iconographic representation of women in Luba sculpture is widespread and correlates to the important role of women in Luba socie…
Luluwa

Luluwa

LULUWA   TYPES OF ART Luluwa are known for their sculpted statues marked by intricate scarification patterns and their finely carved utilitarian …
Lunda

Lunda

LUNDA TYPES OF ART Although it is impossible to isolate specific examples of Lunda art, their political activity in the region and their patronage of …
Lwalwa

Lwalwa

LWALWA TYPES OF ART Some small figures are carved for divination and display on shrines, but the majority of Lwalwa art in collections consists of bea…
Mangbetu

Mangbetu

MANGBETU TYPES OF ART Most Mangbetu art was reserved for ruling class and was secular in nature. Wooden figures are believed to be ancestral portraits…
Manja

Manja

MANJA TYPES OF ART There is not an abundance of Manja art in museum collections, and those objects that exist are believed to represent the ancestors.…
Mbole

Mbole

MBOLE TYPES OF ART Most Mbole figurative sculpture represents individuals who have been hanged for violating the laws of society. Wooden statues chara…
Ngbaka

Ngbaka

NGBAKA TYPES OF ART The most common forms of sculpture center around representations of Seto and Nabo. Often they are portrayed with a heavy ridge of …
Nkanu

Nkanu

NKANU TYPES OF ART Nkanu art styles are very similar to their Yaka and Lula neighbors. They carve wooden masks that are used for ceremonial purposes a…
Pende

Pende

PENDE TYPES OF ART The Pende carve numerous types of masks, most of which are associated with education and initiation rituals. In the northwest part …
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