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Songye Fetish (N° 27449) Deposit sale

African fetish statuette of the Songye whose specificity lies in the posture, the ample headdress, and the umbilical capsule marked with a cowrie shell. Black patina inlaid with ocher. Lacks.
The Songye fetish, magical sculpture Nkisi , nkishi (pl. mankishi), plays the role of mediator between gods and men. In the 16th century, the Songyes migrated from the Shaba region to settle in Kasai, Katanga and South Kivu. Their history is inseparable from that of the Luba to whom they are related through common ancestors. Very present in their society, divination made it possible to discover sorcerers and to shed light on the causes of the misfortunes which struck individuals.
Lit. : "The Sensitive and the Force" ed. Royal Museum for Central Africa  


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OriginCollection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, metal, cuir, textile, plumes
Height cm34
Width11 cm
Weight0.55 Kg

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