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Buti magic statue - Teke - Congo DRC

Lot reference 29270157

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Location: Belgium
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1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Buti magic statue
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: Teke
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
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Magical Buti Figurine - Teke - D.R Congo
Provenance: private collection, Belgium.
Dimensions: 43 x 12 cm.
Materials: wood, magical load, buttons.

Illness is one of the priviledged areas of intervention of the Nganga among the Teke of the D.R Congo. Therapeutic techniques consist in a vast use of these figurines, the largest ones mainly served to fight against trypanosomiasis, a sleeping disease. The blood of diverse animals, as well as the plants and the clay, provide the vivacious matters of the Bilongo, applied on the body of the piece. For the day the load must be inserted into the abdomen, the figurine is chosen depending on the moon appearances.
The reliquary is sealed with a piece of cloth or skin, firmly held by strings on the neck and on the stomach, under which emerge the legs, summarily carved, straight and stiff or slightly bent.
Enclosed in a reliquary created as a protective shield placed on the abdomen, the navel, the summit of the head, or in the back, places considered to be vital points, magical substances form the main components of these power objects.
We can note that this African figurine has buttons as eyes. A thick magical load is present around the trunk.

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Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

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    Belle statue . Pas usée du tout. ...
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    Correspond parfaitement à la description.
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    Belle pièce conforme a la description
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    Gogo42 November 8, 2019

  • Wonderful items, safe delivery, everything perfect1

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    Expéditeur sérieux. Malgré quelques déboires avec la poste (française je précise😉) le colis est arrivé en parfait état. L'objet est conforme aux photos. Merci
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    milo35 November 7, 2019

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    Je vous remercie pour cet avis positif, heureux que le colis soit finalement arrivé à destination! A bientôt
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    chronogeek October 26, 2019

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    Bonjour,
    Masque intéressant de belle qualité.
    Je pensais que le support était livré avec l'œuvre, mais non …. Dommage mais ce n'est pas grave.
    Emballage de qualité.
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    Très beau peigne parfaitement conforme à sa description. Merci.
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    prima gearriveerd. Masker klopt met foto's en beschrijving
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    user-643b2f9 October 16, 2019

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    Bedankt voor je positieve mening, tot ziens hoop ik!
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    Very charming statue, I am very pleased.
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    Na problemen met B Post zeer tevreden met het geleverde item. Voldoet volledig aan de verwachtingen.
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    très bel objet, très satisfaite
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    Achat satisfaisant.
    Certificat d'authenticité/ancienneté/origine (collection privé Belgique) fortement souhaitée pour conformité de la description de la pièce par le vendeur et l'estimation préalale
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    christianpotin September 15, 2019

  • all arrivend in perfect condition - thx a lot f

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    Super fast service. Fantastic figure
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    user-93d7978 September 12, 2019

  • Perfect

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    christianpotin August 27, 2019

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