Lot: 30495e Vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Figure magique janiforme "mpwau"
R. D. Congo, Teke
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|Kim Redlich, Düsseldorf, Germany||H: 44 cm||
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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.