Nkishi power figure - Songye - Congo DRC

Nkishi power figure - Songye - Congo DRC
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

37 cm.
Former collection Belgium, anterior to 1960.
Information about the pedigree of this figure are available, please contact us.

Nkishi power figure from the Songye country. D.R. Congo.
This cubist statuette with a honey coloured patina was desecrated after use, we can indeed note a perforation on the summit of the head. A horn loaded with magical ingredients was supposed to be there, the Nkishi was used by its owner for protection purposes.
With a ringed neck of the nicest effect. The prognathous mouth with fleshy kips symbolises the power of speech of the fetish in front of evil curse. The figure is standing on a base lifting it.

Cf. La redoutable statuaire Songye d'Afrique centrale, F. Neyt.
Cf. Art et Pouvoir en Afrique Centrale: Luba - Songye - Luluwa - Chokwe, C. Petridis.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Nkishi power figure
Region/ country
Congo DRC
1st half 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
37×0×0 cm
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