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Nkisi Figure - Nail, Wood - Yombe - Congo - Asian African Art
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Nkisi Figure – Nail, Wood – Yombe – Congo

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Description

Powerfull Nail fetish figure from the Yombe tribe of DR Congo. A Nkisi refers to the spiritual nature of the figure where nkondi refers to the power of the figure itself. Spiritual and religious specialists – along with these figures – become the village protector, legal expert, healer of the sick, revengers and are even able to end disasters.

Each nail represents a restitution oath, an agreement, episode in the village history…. or the number of crimes involved in the revenge.
Good condition with traces of wear and tear.

OBJECT: Nkisi Figure

ETHNIC GROUP/ CULTURE: Yombe

REGION/ COUNTRY: Congo – 39 cm

MATERIAL: Nail, Wood

CONDITION: Good

DIMENSIONS: 42×14×14 cm

WEIGHT: 900 g

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