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Very beautiful statuette TEKE (Democratic Republic of Congo). Beautiful patina of use. - Wood, hemp, sacrificial materials. - Africa

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Very beautiful statuette TEKE (Democratic Republic of Congo). Beautiful patina of use. - Wood, hemp, sacrificial materials. - Africa

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Early 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Very beautiful statuette TEKE (Democratic Republic of Congo). Beautiful patina of use.
Region/ country: Africa
Material: Wood, hemp, sacrificial materials.
Period: Early 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 12×4×12 cm

Superb TEKE statuette with a superb patina of use. Height: 12 cm.

The headdress is shaped as a helmet, it has a ritually half-open mouth without showing the teeth, and fine scarification on the cheeks.

The arms are laid along the body, the hands are placed on the belly, the legs are bent.

A hemp cord allowed a hunter to carry it for protection during the expedition.

This figurine contains a magic spell, named Bilongo, which ranks it among the Butti statuettes.

Sculpture purchased in the Flee Market (Puces) in Paris, in the 1930s. It was kept in the family ever since.

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Austria $22.15
France $16.62
The Netherlands $22.15
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