Tribal Art, online sale of tribal art, primitive art and primitive art

Tribal art > African fetish > Statue Teke

Figure of power Buti Teke (N° 17704)

This clan ancestor figure is brought in to contain the mystical charge called Bonga. It was then wrapped in a textile that was to hold the load in its receptacle. The face is streaked with traditional scarifications. The clan leader had this type of sculpture adorning an altar. Brilliant cracked patina. Desication cracks.
Andeblis between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, the Téké were organized into chiefdoms whose leader was often chosen from among the blacksmiths. The head of the family, mfumu , had the right to life or death over his family, whose importance determined his prestige. The clan leader, ngantsed , kept the great protective fetish tring hated who oversaw all the ceremonies. It was the mighty sorcerer and soothsayer who charged magical elements, for payment, individual statuettes or nkumi . According to the Teke, wisdom was absorbed and stored in the abdomen. It is also according to the sorcerer's instructions that worship was given to the ancestors. Their secret society, kidumu , used circular flat masks adorned with polychrome geometric patterns.  

Watch the video

540.00 
Possibility of payment in3x (3x 180.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (27.0 loyalty points = 27.0 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

Originex-collection E. Caldwell - USA
EthnyTeke
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height42
Width11
Weight0.90 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

You could also be interested by these items
Fétiche SongyeFigure BuyuFétiche SongyeStatuette YakaFétiche Songye

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts
One person already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
Tribal art - Figure of power Buti Teke
Tribal art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100