Old Bakongo (tribe KONGO) fetish figurine from Congo. Formerly Léopoldville province, now Bandundu. In well preserved condition. Glass eyes to better communicate with the ancestors through the shaman of the tribe. A beautiful expression in the face. Materials are wood, glass, vegetable fibres (rope) and magical forces around the neck in a linen cloth.
Slight colour differences are possible due to internet transfers.
With certificate of origin (provenance)
Private Belgian collection
Maurice C.P. Verstuyf (° Etterbeek 1949) graduated in the Plastic arts department graphics at the Upper St. Lukas Institute in Schaerbeek (Brussels) in 1971.
Maurice C.P. Verstuyf,or Stef Verstuyf, was art director and creative director in several international advertising agencies until 2014 and started his collection of tribal art in the early 1970s.
This collection consists of masks and figurines (no weapons) mainly from CONGO (RDC) and also from GABON, ANGOLA, IVORY COAST, GHANA, TOGO, LIBERIA, CAMEROON and NIGERIA.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- Wood, glass, vegetable fibers
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 21×9×9 cm
- 249 g