This fetish figure (as called in older literature) or powere figure, is attributed to the Yaka people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is figure that would generally be used by diviners in the healing and protection rituals they held. They were however used by individuals, families and entire villages too in the fight against evil, to destroy or weaken and evil spirits that were present, to help prevent and even cure sickness, to solidify contracts or agrrements between tribes people, and to repel bad deeds.
Yaka fetish, D.R of Congo.
First half of the 20th century.
Beautiful and strong expression.
Very good Condition.
Height: 13.5cm and 26cm.
The stands are included in the sale.
Provenance: Private Dutch Collection
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- Yaka fetish 2pc unused
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- 1st half 20th century
- Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 26×0×0 cm
- 391 g