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    Teke (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Standing Male Figure
    Wood
    Height: 13 ¼ inches Width: 4 inches Depth: 4 ¾ inches

    The facial scarifications and hair patterns of this unusual figure point primarily to the Teke for its origin. The posture and general gestural language do relate to other groups to the southeast. An interesting feature is the placement of four old holes in a directional pattern at the center of the chest. There is a vertical crack system on the proper right side, two recent nail holes at the center back of the neck, a white stain on the upper edge of the rear headdress, and the front of the proper left foot is missing.

    Provenance: Stanley Yalkowsky, New York



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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