Lot 322: A large Teke figure

African Art

A large Teke figure. Teke people, Congo (Brazzaville) H: 19". The figure with rough rugged face with classical coif and beard and classical facial scarification, the abdomen with light and encrusted patina, indicating the area was completely covered in a fetish mass, the legs powerful and bent at the knees. A fine and used example. Ex. Irwin Cernic collection, NY; Purchased in France, C. 1980

Price Realized: $200

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