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Spoon - Wood - NO LIMIT PRICE - Teke - Congo DRC

Spoon - Wood - NO LIMIT PRICE - Teke - Congo DRC

A Teke spoon with a complete figure on top.

H= 29cm, 35 cm on the custom made metal stand

Ex Belgian Congo around 1950-60

A full form female figure stands upon a spoon. Two hands placed either side of the abdomen to draw attention to the womb, and hence the procreative powers of women.
Scarification on the face.
Such spoons as this one were most likely used for ceremonial purposes, and are considered to be reserved to the elite.

No Limit Price..

Object Spoon
Indigenous object name NO LIMIT PRICE
Ethnic group/ culture Teke
Region/ country Congo DRC
Material Wood
Period Mid 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 29×10×5 cm
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