12-01-2018 12-01-2018
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3185B Boston
December 1, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Luba-Shankadi Katatora

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 01, 2018 10:00AM


Luba-Shankadi Katatora Divination Object, with a flattened head on top featuring the typical cascading coiffure of the Luba, "Katatora" are tools belonging to a soothsayer, who uses them in an attempt to discover the persons responsible for illness, death, or general misfortune, ht. 6 1/4 in.

Provenance: The Charles and Blanche Derby collection, Northampton, Massachusetts; Mead Museum of Art, Amherst College; Barry Maurer collection; Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, Belgium, inv. no. FX9383.
Estimate $1,000-1,200

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Marc Leo Felix, Barry Maurer, Blanche Derby, Brussels, Belgium