Standing male figure "tege"
D. R. Congo, Teke
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Bruno Frey, Arnay le Duc, France
Gallery Lucas Ratton, Paris, France
|H: 21.5 inch||8000 EUR / 15000 EUR|
wood, blackened in places, base Due to stylistic reasons this figure can be located to a workshop in the Stanley Pool, now Malebo Pool. The carvers offered their pieces to interested parties, who could take the object to a healer "nganga" to charge it for the accomplishment of a specific task. After the magical charge was applied, the figures were called "buti". If the figure was not loaded - as in present case - it was called "tege".