Lot: 34696th Auction
Male power figure "buti"
D. R. Congo, Teke
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
Zemanek-Münster, 14 March 2009, Lot 418
|H: 7.9 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, tapestry nails, base
These figures were loaded with medicines "bilongo" or "bonga", which were assembled according to the purpose of the respective figure.
Hunting societies had hunting fetishes "bundzi", other fetishes were supposed to bring luck in commercial transactions or to protect on journeys. The functions were manifold.