Mid XXth century - Good condition
"The LENGOLA people produce large statues called BUTOKA, which are made from six pieces of wood and have apotropaic functions (Intended to ward off evil) and ensure social stability. These figures are used during the initiation of the BUTOKA society."
"The role of these Lengola figures was either to ensure social stability or to represent the spirits during circumcision ceremonies
of Lengola boys."
(The Tribal Arts of Africa - Jean-Babtiste Bacquart, page 145)
Unique LENGOLA figure in good condition with clear traces of wear and tear. The figure has a powerfull appearance and is nicely decorated with dots all over the body. The figure stands unstable and suggest to be mounted on a base.
Dimensions: Height 135 x Width 85 x Depth 7 cm
Weight: 3000 gram
Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
Asian African Art is a gallery specialized in authentic ethnographic art from varied tribes in Africa and Asia, based in the Netherlands.
Besides the ethnographic art, we have a specialism in golden collectible coins.
For more info: Asian African Art in Vessem (NL)
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Well packaged , no delay and certificate included.
Can't fault the service.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Considero una pérdida de tiempo poner un artículo en Subasta y que lo suba el propio vendedor y una mala “praxis”. Gracias... ¿ PARECE QUE LOS COMPRADORES SOMOS TONTOS?Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear Dionisio,
I don`t understand your point. You have received your item in good order. If you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return the item and you will get a full refund. All the best.
Fetish figure arrived promptly--well packed and in excellent condition. Everything as promised. Still waiting billing for other items won on auction-but have not yet received invoice. Can you help..
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