1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Buti magic statue|
|Region/ country:||Congo DRC|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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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Wonderful items, safe delivery, everything perfect1
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Expéditeur sérieux. Malgré quelques déboires avec la poste (française je précise😉) le colis est arrivé en parfait état. L'objet est conforme aux photos. MerciJe vous remercie pour cet avis positif, heureux que le colis soit finalement arrivé à destination! A bientôt
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.prima gearriveerd. Masker klopt met foto's en beschrijvingBedankt voor je positieve mening, tot ziens hoop ik!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.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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