Reliquary Butti Teke figure - SOLD OUT

The figure standing, a fabric wrapping the torso and representing the magical load from which emerges a finely carved face and covered with characteristic linear scarification style, the lower body is coated with a finely braided reliquary basket.
Very nice patina of use.

This superb reliquary statuette "Butti" whose abdomen has retained its magic charge: the "bilango" contained in general remains of placenta, nail clipping and hair, belonging to the son of the owner of the statue.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
23 x 10 cm
Ethnic group
Teke / Bateke
Material(s)
Wood, raphia
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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