Lot: 428

87e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Demi-figure féminine fétiche "kakudji"

R. D. Congo, Luba/Kusu

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Jean Zimmermann, New York, USA H: 20,5 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

wood, rich brown patina, flat headdress, widely projecting to the back, incised scarification marks on forehead and cheeks, slightly dam., missing part (at the backside of the base), small traces of insect caused damage, cracks, rep. (breakages at frontside of the base), pedestal.
By enhancing the object with magical substances, the ritual specialist invites the spirit to inhabit the receptacle, which can then be used to assist with particular tasks.