Teke, wrist bracelet

Teke, wrist bracelet

presumed very early XXth
Diameter : around 11 cm
Tribal Art
very good
Inventory number
sur demande / on request

Beautiful wrist bracelet with four busts, two female and two male with their scarifications, separated from each other by incised motifs among which we notice the undulating python and the Lebee, the mark of the double vision.

According to Ngouayoulou Gaston, this type of bracelet is used by the Onkoo when he is preparing for a trip, he throws the bracelet on the ground and rolls it around; if it comes back to his feet, it means that the omens are favorable.

Could also be worn by notables but were less elaborate.



  • Former Paul Girard-Reydet Collection


Bibliography :

  • Les arts Batéké de Raoul Lehuard collection Art d'Afrique noire, 1996. Page 162, for a bracelet very close to the Dick Broer collection