Teke, dark red patina, mother-of-pearl eyes

Teke, dark red patina, mother-of-pearl eyes

Téké statue, wood, mother-of-pearl
Date
late XIXth
Size
height 39 cm
Collection
Tribal Art
Condition
good state
Inventory number
181
Price
5'800
 

Democratic Republic of Congo, elegantly sculpted, short legs, strong torso, empty cavity for Bilongo (traces of deposits, ovoid head with scarifications, eyes in mother-of-pearl buttons, beard and mouth framed by pointy mustache).

Brown patina shiny in some places.

 

Provenance :

  • United States Private Collection

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