African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Nsapo fetish

Nsapo fetish (N° 23146)

Songye type fetish whose original character is born from the creativity of nsapo sculptors. The Nsapo, a Songye subgroup who settled in Lulua territory following wars with the Arabs, were subject to various influences. Prestigious works have been made by the "Master of Beneki".
Anthropomorphic figure carved in dense wood, and whose head bears linear parallel scarifications, horizontal eyelids and a narrow pouting mouth. Between the horns at the top a cupule allowed the insertion of a horn or fetish materials. Statuettes and miniature masks, connected by a cord, make up a belt-talisman. Pompoms and horns, feathers and twigs complete the set.
Light brown satin patina. Minimal erosions and cracks.
Piece similar to page 457 of "African Art" J. Kerchache, eds. Mazenod (p. 749).  

Watch the video

 


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyNsapo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood,plant fibre, cornes
Height cm50
Width19 cm
Weight1.75 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

You could also be interested by these items
Fétiche KongoFétiche FangFétiche Songye NkisiFétiche SongyeFétiche Songye

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal