Nkisi fetish statue - 27 cm - Glass beads, Nail, Shell, Wood - Bakongo - DR Congo

Description
Nkisi fetish statue - 27 cm - Glass beads, Nail, Shell, Wood - Bakongo - DR Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good

Nkisi fetish of the Bakongo tribe D.R. Congo. The figure contains many nails, conus shell, glass beads and offering material on the body.

In African art is Nkisi the epitome of witchcraft.
Aggressive witchcraft Kindoki is the absolute evil that must be eradicated. To this end, Nkissi be manufactured as protective figures. Nkisi's cure not only but also protect or promote the hunting or fishing. It can also be used as a weapon and have a negative effect on the people involved. By exploring a nail picture was activated. The headdress was made from a calabash.

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Lot details
Object
Nkisi fetish statue - 27 cm
Ethnic group/ culture
Bakongo
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Glass beads, Nail, Shell, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
27×15×12 cm
Weight
525 g
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