Our Teke power figure was used as a magical charm by a ritual specialist in divination, for protection against sorcery, the acquisition of power or riches and to counteract harm and to direct vengeance. A mass of ingredients called “bonga” was inserted into the abdominal cavity with a animal hide cover.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Materials: Wood, animal hide, leather and tukula powder with custom base
Dimensions: 8 1/2 in. high x 3 1/4 in. wide
Condition: Appears in very good condition with small age crack on forehead.
Shipping: Included within continental United States. International shipping, please contact us for rates.