Teke squatting male figure, from the Republic of Congo.
Power Figure by Teke People, late 19th century
© British Museum
- Wood, metal & European buttons
- 46 x 15 x 19 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £40,000 ( Total: £100,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- H Hottot
Made for use in a magical or medicinal context, the cavity in the abdomen being used to contain appropriate curative substances.