This is a wonderful and rare Nkisi figurine of the Yombe. Typical of the Yombe the head is lifted upwards with an open mouth.
Many of these Nkisi (spirit) figurines have a cavity in the abdomen filled with magical substances covered with glass. A vulva sticks out of the abdomen of this figurine indicating that this is a powerful female fetish. This fetish is invoked for fertility and successful births, as well as for health and well being for women.
The wood is hard and has a soft glossy patina. Old tear on the right side. See the pictures.
The figurine will be carefully packed and sent by registered and insured mail.
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 2nd half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 32×11×9.5 cm
- 770 g