Teke, Double bell in iron and wicker

Teke, Double bell in iron and wicker

Hammered iron, braided bamboo chips
Date
XIXth
Size
height 30 and 28 cm without the handle
Collection
Tribal Art
Condition
pristine state
Inventory number
206
Price
1'100
 

Double Téké bell, without clapper, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Beautiful hammered iron work, probably made by the Motiéné village, the arched handle where the two bells meet, has a nice work of woven bamboo chips, another braided part with pieces of bamboo used to limit or not the sound of the bells. They are played for solemn gatherings, ceremonial use.

Base by Eugène Betra.

 

Bibliography :

  • BATEKE peintre et sculpteurs d’Afrique Centrale, édition de la réunion des musées nationaux, Paris 1998, pages 240 et 241(full page)

 

Origin :

  • collected by the sergent Louis Léopold Glaumin between 1894 and 1900
     

 

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