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3 little Teke mbuti figures - D.R.C. COngo.

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3 little Teke mbuti figures - D.R.C. COngo.

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Early to Mid XXth - Good condition. Provenance Patrick Dierickx

A lot of three small Teke figures.
Size: H=14cm ,17cm, and 21,5 cm
Early to Mid XXth - Good condition. Provenance Patrick Dierickx, Brusels ( he was a known dealer in the 1970's..)

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Those small protective Teke figures are known as Mbuti, the smallest has a charge around it's belly that gave protective powers. The biggest has a crack in the wood. ( see pictures)


The illustration picture is taken in 1906 by Robert Hottot in the village of Kinda in the Congo.
The man who’s playing the pluriarc is of Sundi origin. Of the two Teke statuettes next to him, the one on the left is now part of the Museum of Mankind’s collections in London. Image from the Royal Anthropological Institute. http://www.arsgravis.com/?p=9034

These figurines often include a receptacle housing a "charm" — usually a mixture of heterogeneous animal, vegetable and mineral substances. The charm, which sometimes covers the entire trunk of the sculpted figure, is believed to welcome ancestral spirits and to enhance their powers. The striations usually seen on the statuettes' faces represent the scarification formerly worn by all Teke peoples.
More about the Teke :
http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/cultur/tervuren/terb03e.shtml

Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.

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