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Headrest: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2002-06-24

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Like the larger stools, Luba headrests with female figures are symbolically powerful objects associated with chiefs. The two figures represent Luba matrilineal ancestors who are the literal and figurative support of the hereditary chiefs. The embracing women also reference the importance of family unity and continuity.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009