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Songye Nkishi fetish statuette (N° 19764)

br>This carved Nkisi, nkishi (pl. mankishi ) figure has angular volumes. The magical charge bishimba was inserted into the skull cavity if the abdomen did not have one. The power of the fetish would be further enhanced by the presence of accessories, metal, quolifichets, etc... Beautiful black patina. Slight lacks and cracks of desiccation. Watch the video

 


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OriginEx-collection corse
EthnySongye
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, corne et peau animale
Height40
Width8
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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