Fetish (1) - Wood, animal horn, raffia, textile chest belt - Nkisi - Songye - DR Congo

Description
Fetish (1) - Wood, animal horn, raffia, textile chest belt - Nkisi - Songye - DR Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good

- D.R.Congo
- Songye
- Wood, animal horn, raffia, textile chest strap.
Size: 85 cm
- Weight: 6,100 g
- Shipped by DHL / Deutsche Post.

Large nkisi fetish figure of the Songye tribe, D.R. Congo.

Impressive workmanship by the Songye, especially as fetish figures of this size are mostly used for communal use. These fetish nkisi represent magical figures and are used to ward off harm and can also be actively employed for the purpose of Black Magic.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Fetish
Indigenous object name
Nkisi
Ethnic group/ culture
Songye
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood, animal horn, raffia, textile chest belt
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
85×19×23 cm
Weight
6100 g
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