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Nkisi Kongo Fetish (N° 19184)

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Tribal Nkisi, nkishi (pl. mankishi )quartet with a magical bishimba charge presumably inserted at the top of the head. A tuft of feathers was also inserted. The sculptures of the Kongo groups frequently symbolized proverbs. Smooth patina with golden mahogany shading. Desiccation cracks.
These protective fetishes for homes are among the most prized in Africa. The Nkisi plays the role of mediator between god and men, in charge of protecting against various evils. The large examples are the collective property of a whole village, and the smaller figures belong to an individual or a family. Watch the video

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyKongo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, plumes
Height24
Width6
Weight0.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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