You haven't verified your email address yet

Authentic TEKE figure - D.R. Congo

Lot reference 905613
Authentic TEKE figure  - D.R. Congo

The auction you are viewing has now ended

Show current auctions

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in:

Current bid $ 611
Next minimum bid $ 673

All bids exclude the 9% auction fee and cost of shipping. Aside from these, there are no additional costs, and you will not be charged any VAT/sales tax. Please note: All bids are binding.

No bids placed.

$ 611 Bidder 3525
09-11-2014 20:45:07
$ 611 Bidder 6100
09-11-2014 20:45:07
$ 513 Bidder 3525
09-11-2014 20:44:58
$ 489 Bidder 6100
09-11-2014 20:44:58
$ 452 Bidder 3525
09-11-2014 20:44:48
$ 428 Bidder 6100
09-11-2014 20:44:48
$ 391 Bidder 3525
09-11-2014 20:44:29

Early 20th century - Fair condition

Nicely carved female TEKE fetish figure carrying a burden on the belly.

Height: 25 cm
Teke ancestral figure, also called Buti. Flat head and finely lined tattoo on the face (mabina); an agglomerate of mass in the cavity of the belly (matomba) produces the powerful image.
The Teke figures usually have a trapezoid-shaped beard.

Condition: Fair. Take a good look at the pictures. There is a crack in the wood, around the belly. Part of the load (earth mixed with Tokula powder)has crumbled. We can send the pieces along if you like to piece it back again, and there are also traces of European glue on the back.
Traces of drying out and/or indigenous repairs.

Will be sent by registered mail and insured, with track & trace.
This object can also be picked up at David Norden's Shop in Antwerp, if you wish, by appointment only.

Please note: the seller vouches for the authenticity of this product.

Be David Norden Buy African Antiques.  pro

Feedback score: 98.8%
Reviews given: 81
Member since: July 1, 2014
  • Excellent seller as always. Highly recommended.

    alexander2404 January 7, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Très beau et ancien masque Lapukpuk
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    lovviere January 5, 2018

  • thanks

    KaptanKrunch November 12, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Toujours du Grand D.Norden = Très beau masque Goli avec belle patine d'utilisation- pigments rouges intenses-FANTASTIQUE
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    lovviere October 18, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
    Nogmaals dank. Jos belde
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    Josbelde October 9, 2017

View all 81 reviews

Free shipping

You won't have to pay any shipping costs for this lot.


The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.

Pick Up

You can pick up this lot from the seller: Antwerpen (Vlaanderen), Belgium.

Buy & sell special objects at our auctions
All auctions


Your bidding privileges have been revoked due to an outstanding payment. You can no longer place bids.

Once your payment has been processed, your bidding privileges will immediately be restored. Please note: if you choose manual transfer, processing your payment and restoring your bidding privileges may take up to 2 business days. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available from our payment screen.

Click here to pay

Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 35,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in

Never miss another special object!

Catawiki auctions off 30,000 special objects every week. Leave your email address, and we will send you free updates on our special objects and great discounts.

No, I'm not interested in special objects or discounts