Yaka "Yiteke" Fetish Figure, encrusted patina on the magical bundle abdomen, ht. 10 1/2 in. 28 cm.
PROVENANCE: The property of Gordon B. Lankton, Skinner Boston.
Wood, Textile and earth on this Yaka, standing power and protective figure, yiteke, with magical substance wrapped around the body, cracks in wood, one feet missing .
Nice shiny patina on the face, remains of red Tokula powder.
H= 28 cm, 31cm on his wood stand with a skinner etiquette on bottom.
PHOTO: Biteke (Yaka figures) for the treatment of a hereditary curse, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976. Photo by Arthur Bourgeois.
This Yaka power fetish is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience, and not made for decoration.
A written description and the stand ( when available) will be included in your package.
If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.
- Indigenous object name
- Yiteke, Provenance Gordon B. Lankton
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 1st half 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 28×11×10 cm