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Mutinu bwamba figurine - TÉKÉ - Republic of Congo

Lot reference 9977175
Mutinu bwamba figurine - TÉKÉ - Republic of Congo

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Middle of the 20th century - Average condition

Figurine of 410 mm high, 640 grams, brought back in the fifties by a French national. Acquired in a Gallery.
Figurine carved in one piece of wood, besides the ears which were added. Wood with a black patina with mineral and granular traces on the inside of the legs. The body and the headdress are covered with rigid skin, fragmented because of its antiquity. Remains of heterogeneous matter in the bilongo (abdominal cavity), the matter was glued in because of its instability.
The face was finely scarified with parallel ridges.
This is probably a feminine figure because of its labret under the chin.
Because of its antiquity, there are some cracks on the wood which do not spoil the initial form of the object and its presence.
Authentic, very typical TÉKÉ figurine.
For more information, consult “Arts d'Afrique Noire" N°111 Batéké , un art d'Afrique of R. Lehuard.

Shipment via express parcel (colissimo) with track and trace.

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Reviews given: 4
Member since: March 13, 2016
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    Een dergelijke standaard zou ik nooit gebruiken, maar het beeldje zelf is zeer mooi. ik ben er erg blij mee.
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    DIDI84 August 17, 2017

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    Parfait. Merci
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    GILLESHARMONIA July 26, 2017

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    Unfortunately the little statue on top of the cup had two broken legs. I repaired this nicely. Furthermore i am content
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    Caspera July 26, 2017

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