Royal Throne, Lwimbi group

Unknown author19th century (?)

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art
Lisboa, Portugal

Chair made for the tribal chief, possibly manufactured by the Lwimbi (Angola), in wood and leather, with representations of Mukishi masks, carved in low relief on the crosspieces of the backrest.
On the lower crosspieces, three figures of women sculpted in full-figure bear the "Musepe" a fertility spell.


  • Title: Royal Throne, Lwimbi group
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 19th century (?)
  • Location Created: Bié, Angola
  • Physical Dimensions: 72 cm x 29 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Collection: National Museum of Ethnology. Image: DGPC/ADF
  • Medium: Wood, skin, metal
  • Catalog number: MNE: AO.410

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