Nkisi Nkondi Kozo Mbwa Fetish dog with Documentation.
L= 55 cm , H= 30 cm. The wood tail and feet have been re-glued, some metal nails and inserts missing (see pictures) blades, nails in iron, iron blades, red pigments on the face, a mirror charge on top above the head.
Provenance: - Private Collection New Orleans
- Andreas Achmann Munchen (written documentation of the provenance included)
Ex Belgian Congo before 1940.
The Kongo nkisi nkondi in the shape of a dog, Kozo, from the Cabinda area (wood and iron))
Among the Kongo wild animals are associated with the dead, who are buried away from villages, either in the forests or across rivers. Domesticated animals such as dogs live in villages but are used to hunt game in the forests. They are, therefore, considered as mediators between the worlds of the living and the dead.
Compare with one at Britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Af1905-0525-6
A quite big figure from a known collection.
- Fetish Dog
- Indigenous object name
- Nkisi Nkondi Kozo Mbwa-Provenance Andreas Achmann
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Yombe Vili
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- Early 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 55×30×26 cm