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Beautiful Metoko Figure Mituku sculpture statue Congo African Tribal Art 1630
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CONGO DRC
Fine METOKO Figure.
Beautiful patina
The stylization of the face and the silhouette aesthetically gives the Metoko statues an irresistible "little robot" style
Settled in the heart of the equatorial forest, in the region of the Middle Lwalaba, the Metoko would be the descendants of Lega migrants (according to the oral tradition of the Lega themselves)
Like the Lega, their political and social life is organized around an initiatory association, the BUKOTA, which can be compared to the BWAMI of their ancestors.
They are also culturally very close to their neighbors Lengola who practice the same cult as them (See Felix page 110)
Characteristics:
TYPE OF OBJECT: Figure, statue, figurine.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Metoko - Mituku
ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.
(ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
MATERIAL: Wood.
DIMENSIONS: About 16 1/4 inches..
17 3/4 with its base
CONDITION: Medium
Please have a look on the pictures.

Reserve: $975.00

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    Beautiful Metoko Figure Mituku sculpture statue Congo African Tribal Art 1630

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    Description
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    CONGO DRC
    Fine METOKO Figure.
    Beautiful patina
    The stylization of the face and the silhouette aesthetically gives the Metoko statues an irresistible "little robot" style
    Settled in the heart of the equatorial forest, in the region of the Middle Lwalaba, the Metoko would be the descendants of Lega migrants (according to the oral tradition of the Lega themselves)
    Like the Lega, their political and social life is organized around an initiatory association, the BUKOTA, which can be compared to the BWAMI of their ancestors.
    They are also culturally very close to their neighbors Lengola who practice the same cult as them (See Felix page 110)
    Characteristics:
    TYPE OF OBJECT: Figure, statue, figurine.
    ETHNICAL GROUP: Metoko - Mituku
    ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
    MATERIAL: Wood.
    DIMENSIONS: About 16 1/4 inches..
    17 3/4 with its base
    CONDITION: Medium
    Please have a look on the pictures.

    Reserve: $975.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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