Ancestor figure - Brass, Wood - Nkishi - Songye - Congo DRC

Description
Ancestor figure - Brass, Wood - Nkishi - Songye - Congo DRC
mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Songye, nkishi figure
Democratic Republic of Congo
early to mid XXth century
Wood, nails and copper alloy sheets, fabric, vegetal fibers, rope..


The Songye magical statue called Nkishi comes from Congo DRC.

These l statues were used to protect a village, the smaller ones to protect a family or individual use: The ritual “Nganga" priest will give beneficial powers to the figure by adding attributes to the power figure made by the skilled carver.

A finelly carved Songye with a good size.
H 72 cm

provenance: A private collection in Luxembourg, they collected for 40 years.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor figure
Indigenous object name
Nkishi
Ethnic group/ culture
Songye
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Brass, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
72×15×14 cm
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