Power Figure by Teke People

Teke squatting male figure, from the Republic of Congo.

Details

Medium:
Wood, metal & European buttons
Dimensions:
46 x 15 x 19 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £100,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1995
Vendor:
H Hottot

Made for use in a magical or medicinal context, the cavity in the abdomen being used to contain appropriate curative substances.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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