Lot: 346

96e Vente aux enchères

Figure masculine fétiche "buti"

R. D. Congo, Teke

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Belgian Collection
Zemanek-Münster, 14 March 2009, Lot 418
H: 20 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

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.