Lot 201: A Teke fetish figure

A Teke fetish figure. Teke people, Congo (Brazzaville). H:11". The figure of classical form, the head with typical back-swept coif, the face with
scarification in linear form as is common, the whole of the face framed by a beard, the body wrapped entirely in a fetish bundle still intact and tied around the piece. The legs emerging at the bottom, thick and crude, but with bent knees and well patinated. On a custom base. Ex. Gelbard collection, Collected by Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former director of USAID Zaire.

Price Realized: $650

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