Lot: 106

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Couple homme/ femme de figures magiques

R. D. Congo, Yaka

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Karl-Heinz Grunwald, Berlin, Germany (1970s)
Werner Zintl, Worms, Germany (2001)
H: 38cm (female) & 39,5 cm (male) 1500 EUR
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wood, fabric, rattan, base

It is possible that this particular figures are statuettes of the "khosi" type which, according to Bourgeois, can appear in pairs as free-standing figures.

The original magic charge is still partially preserved on both figures. It is found in square recesses in the abdomen, and on the female figure additionally in the form of small cloth bags that are hung on both arms. The luxuriant hangings with strips of fabric of various materials also served magical purposes.


Bourgeois, Arthur P., The Yaka and Suku, Leiden 1985, p. 107