Fetish Figure - Teke People, Kwango River Region, D.R.Congo - CGM21
Fetish Figure - Teke People, Kwango River Region, D.R.Congo - CGM21
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Fetish Figure - Teke People, Kwango River Region, D.R.Congo - CGM21

$2,950.00
Teke art has produced some great masterpieces and have three characteristic elements:
a variety of headdresses, fine parallel scarifications on the cheeks and the addition of fetish materials either in an abdominal cavity or in a body-enveloping sack from which the head and feet protrude.
These fetishes are called muti and are filled with magic substances & ingredients for protection or to cure ailments.
The abdomen on this one has almost completely worn away, together with the fetish ingredients.
Ex. Dr. Michael Berger Collection, Ex. Leonard Kahan Gallery NY and Ex. McConnell collection
Height: 16
Width: 3 ⅛
Depth: 3 1/4

Published in "Values in African Art and Culture" book, by Charles Bordogna.

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