Lot: 30495th Tribal Art Auction
Janus power figure "mpwau"
D. R. Congo, Teke
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Kim Redlich, Düsseldorf, Germany||H: 17.3 inch||This object is not available anymore.|
The Teke carved different kinds of power figures, which were provided with various magical substances and had different functions. They are usually called "biteke".
This special Janus-shaped type of a power figure, was called "mpwau", according to Felix, and belonged to a land chief's regalia.