Fine Teke Figure Congo Ex Sothebys African Tribal


This is a fine Teke Mutinu Bamba magic figure,

The Teke use this type of cylindrical bodied figure to assist women during pregnancy,

the magic material (bilongo) is often removed when a figure is seen to be effective and used to make other figures.

Congo early 20th century,

Ex Sotheby’s 1966, Schleger collection

Measures: Height 25 cm, 10 inches.

Condition: minor age damage wear