Fetish Figure
Luba, DRC Formerly Zaire
Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: Marc Felix FC61227
n today's market it is difficult to find untouched fetish figures from the Congo. Most of the time they are either cleaned or their magic materials " bilongo " has long been removed. This such example is in its original state. The conception is of a beautiful classic half figure with an expressive face and classic arm positioning with hands just under the breasts. The fiber, rope and leather is still attached to the torso and the patina is exceptional, libated with palm oil for decades; this figure will ooze when heat is applied. The cavity on the top of the head still has remains of magical substance. In excellent condition.

This Figure stands 5 inches tall.
IN 10-1-12 / SOLD