African Tribal Teke Figure Congo Ex Sothebys
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