Free shipping - Country list

African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Kongo Fetish

Kongo fetish statuette (N° 13104)

Ex-Swiss African art collection.
In place of the magic charge U-002bibilongo" located on the abdomen, this naturalistic Kongo effigy has this time a protrusion adorned with a pattern forming a female sex. The distortion of the mouth evoking pain, it is probably a mediating figure, protective, therapeutic or associated with circumcision. The patina combining different shades of brown has acquired a satin feel. Desication grooves. The magic ingredients "bilongo" were frequently concealed in the receptacle on the abdomen of the face, which was otherwise sealed by a mirror. The sorcerers nganga, both healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation with the God called Nzambi through consecrated figures. Aggressive witchcraft kindoki is the absolute evil that must be fought. To this end, nkisis protective figures are made and loaded by the nganga of all the ingredients necessary to achieve this goal. It is not the morphology of the sculpture that determines its use, but everything that is added to the receptacle built for this destination. Source: "The gesture Kôngo" Ed. Dapper Museum.  

Watch the video

Possibility of payment in2x (2x 125.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (12.5 loyalty points = 12.5 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

Weight0.50 Kg
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items
Statue BagaStatuettes SenoufoStatuette LegaStatuette HembaStatuette Yombé

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 - Kongo fetish statuette
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100