WOOD, IVORY, METAL HEIGHT 50CM
Chibinda Ilunga is the Luba ancestor of the Chokwe people. He was renowned as a superb hunter. He was seen as archetypal chief who looks after the well being of his people. He is always displayed with elaborate headgear as a sign of his royal rank. The sculpture typically displays a healthy and powerful body of a hunter, as well as the sensitivity and intelligence of a great leader’s face. .