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Kongo Sundi Fetish (N° 17953)

This type of fetish dedicated by nganga was endowed with a magical ventral load with therapeutic purposes. The Vili produced a variety of sculptures of individual use nkisi, to which multiple virtues were attributed. Golden clear patina.
The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the group Kôngo , led by King ntotela. Their kingdom reached its peak in the 16th century with the ivory, copper and slave trade. Similarly, beliefs and traditions, they produced a statuary with a codified gesture in relation to their worldview. Present along the Gabonese coast, the Vili broke away from the Kongo Kingdom in the 16th century and the Loango kingdom became a powerful state. Now urbanized for the most part, however, they still incorporate traditional associations, dependent on the cult of ancestors such as the Mbouiti or the Bieri. The sorcerers nganga, both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation towards the God called Nzambi by the help of consecrated figures. To this end, protective individual figures nkisis, to protect themselves from witchcraft and various plagues, are manufactured and charged by nganga from all the necessary ingredients to achieve this goal.  

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Originex-collection suisse
EthnyVili
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, cordelettes, verre , agrégat argileux
Height14
Width5
Weight0.10 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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