12-01-2018 12-01-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3185B Boston
December 1, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Teke Power Figure

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 01, 2018 10:00AM


Teke Power Figure, standing on crescent-shaped feet, the bent legs tapering into a cylindrical torso with thin arms held at the abdomen, the thick neck supporting the head with large beard, open mouth, wide nose and finely engraved cheeks, buttons in the eyes and surmounted by a circular coiffure with a crest, overall brown patina, ht. 15 in.

Provenance: The Charles and Blanche Derby collection, Northampton, Massachusetts; Mead Museum of Art, Amherst College; Barry Maurer collection; Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, Belgium; private French collection; brought back to Europe by Swedish missionaries prior to 1930.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Marc Leo Felix, Barry Maurer, Blanche Derby, Brussels, Belgium