Figure - Wood - Bembe - DR Congo

Description
Figure - Wood - Bembe - DR Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good

Bembe figurine - Democratic Republic of Congo
The best known figurines among the Bembe are called Biteki, and usually show magnificent scars of the body.
They represent leaders, warriors but also women.
Thanks to their Bilongo (magic charge inserted into a cavity or other), these figurines protect and participate in the fight against witchcraft and evil.
These figurines depict the deceased. They remember the life of the presence of the deceased so that they can participate in the activities of their descendants.
The figurine was purchased in Lomé (Togo) by the owner in 2013.
It is in good condition with traces of tribal use, as shown in the pictures.
Shipping via postal courier.

Lot details
Object
Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Bembe
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
30×11×8 cm
Weight
0.82 kg
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