University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

19th Century Luba Stool [Object of the Day #47]


By: Alyssa Kaminski

This wooden stool is supported by a female figure bearing the traits of the Luba identity. The woman sculpted traits indicate that she represents physical perfection. ┬áThe designs across her torso emulate scarification, a permanent body modification formed by scaring, burning, or cutting into the skin. She also has her hair pulled up into an […]

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