- Sold out
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.
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- 23 x 10 cm
- Ethnic group
- Teke / Bateke
- Wood, raphia
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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