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

Description
Spoon - Wood - NO LIMIT PRICE - Teke - Congo DRC
Mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

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..

Lot details
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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