Lot: 346

96th Auction

Male power figure "buti"

D. R. Congo, Teke

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Belgian Collection
Zemanek-Münster, 14 March 2009, Lot 418
H: 7.9 inch 1500 EUR
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.