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..
- Indigenous object name
- NO LIMIT PRICE
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- Mid 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 29×10×5 cm