Powerful glass mirror fetish made of bone and wood from the BAKONGO tribe of DR Congo.
Fetishes were protective figures used by individuals, families, or whole communities to destroy or weaken evil spirits, prevent or cure illnesses, repel bad deeds, solemnize contracts or oath-taking, and decide arguments. A diviner or holy person would activate the statue, using magical substances. Fetishes gained power and were effective because people believed in them.
The mirror fetish has a great aged patina contains traces of tribal use. The mirror of the fetish is broken.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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