Figura rara de fetiche em miniatura - Teke - RDC do Congo - Primeira metade do século XX

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Figura rara de fetiche em miniatura - Teke - RDC do Congo - Primeira metade do século XX
1.ª metade do século XX - Vintage - foi utilizado - com sinais óbvios de desgaste

Height: 15.5 cm; 6.1 inches.
Provenance: private collection, Belgium - Information shall be provided to the buyer, upon request.
Lot Essay and Expertise of the Gaunt Tribal Art Gallery, United Kingdom, ref SQ3464702.
Dating: The 1940s.

Wooden figurine of a man, the hair is pulled up on the summit of the head, forming a hairdo in the shape of a pointy bonnet. The face is characterised by wide almond-shaped eyes, half-closed and extending on the face. The nose is large and flat, the mouth is open and lowered by an angle-shaped beard. The thick neck lays on little shoulders; The short arms are folded at the elbows, the hands are placed near the stomach. The body is stocky and presents a big belly in the centre of which is placed a cavity, closed by a triangular piece of glass. The short legs are bent at the level of the knees. Mounted on a custom-made stand.

Among the Teke, fetish figurines generally have a cavity on the chest or are surrounded with protective magical substances, named Bilongo. Those containing Bilongo in the chest, present a cavity that is sealed with glass, which protects the substances both on a physical and spiritual level. We believe that the magical substances confer power to the fetish figurine and enable the devotee to interact with a spirit (nkisi).

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Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Detalhes do lote
Material
Teke
Período
Primeira metade do século XX
Região / País
RDC do Congo
Condições
Muito bom estado, veja descrição
Dimensões
15×0×0 cm
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