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Yaka Fetish, D. R. Congo

Lot 0116 Details

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This extremely finely carved fetish was used to protect a family or individual from evil spirits. It has the distinctive upturned nose of Yaka art. From the Cleynhens Collection: Jules Cleynhens began collecting this Congo and Gabon art in the 1950s. His daughter Greta Cleynhens and her husband William Du Bois continued collecting artifacts from the same region after Jules’s death. Jules was an administrator at a prison in Bulul, which is 17 kms from Likasi in, what was then, the Belgian Congo. The 1950s were a brutal time for the Congo under the Belgians. Jules ran a craft center inside the prison, which allowed the prisoners to produce works of art like pottery, wood bowls and oil paintings. Many of these pieces are still in Greta’s collection in South Africa but they are not available for sale. Greta was born, and grew up, in Katanga, Congo where she also met her husband William. William, who was also exposed to the rich Congo artifacts and collected many works. They left the Congo in 1962. H:10"x W:6" x D:4"

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    Yaka Fetish, D. R. Congo

    Estimate $3,500 - $4,000
    Mar 18, 2017
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    0116: Yaka Fetish, D. R. Congo

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    Est. $3,500 - $4,000Starting Price $1
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    Lot 0116 Details

    Description
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    This extremely finely carved fetish was used to protect a family or individual from evil spirits. It has the distinctive upturned nose of Yaka art. From the Cleynhens Collection: Jules Cleynhens began collecting this Congo and Gabon art in the 1950s. His daughter Greta Cleynhens and her husband William Du Bois continued collecting artifacts from the same region after Jules’s death. Jules was an administrator at a prison in Bulul, which is 17 kms from Likasi in, what was then, the Belgian Congo. The 1950s were a brutal time for the Congo under the Belgians. Jules ran a craft center inside the prison, which allowed the prisoners to produce works of art like pottery, wood bowls and oil paintings. Many of these pieces are still in Greta’s collection in South Africa but they are not available for sale. Greta was born, and grew up, in Katanga, Congo where she also met her husband William. William, who was also exposed to the rich Congo artifacts and collected many works. They left the Congo in 1962. H:10"x W:6" x D:4"

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $30.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from New York

    Authenticity:
    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. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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