Teke, Conical load in clay

Teke, Conical load in clay

Téké statue, wood, clay
Date
XIXth century
Size
height 43 cm
Collection
Tribal Art
Condition
good state, used patina
Inventory number
179
Price
11'000
 

Male Téké statue, Democratic Republic of Congo, mad of wood having retained its conical load of clay, constituting a rare type within the body of Téké statuary.

The visual power of the imposing Bilongo magical charge and the deep used patina responds to the strength of the wide face invaded by fine linear scarifications, highlighting the geometric rigor of the hairstyle features.

 

Origin :

  • J.J Kiejman Collection, New York.
  • Privée  collection, Canada
  • Boudros collection, Montréal.
  • Galerie Montagut Barcelona.

 

Publication :

  • Arts d’Afrique Noire N° 70 Automne 1991 page 8

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