Our seated figure is sexless.
These "Biteke" figures were used by the Nganga-Ngombo priest as a power figure.
A magical pouch with magical Nganda power substances was tied around the belly.
At the top of the head a horn could be placed filled with substances for specific functions.
Ex. Origin, Herentals, Belgium.
Half hard wood type.
Shiny, dark brown oily patina.
Here and there some wear, dust deposits and cracks related to old age.
Pulverized left foot.
Some traces of insect damage here and there.
Hole on top of the headpiece.
Shipment with track & trace.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- 1st half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 29×9×10 cm