You haven't verified your email address yet

Catawiki Ethnographic / Tribal art auctions Ethnographic / Tribal art auctionNail fetish, two-headed Nkisi dog - VILI - Congo

4. Nail fetish, two-headed Nkisi dog - VILI - Congo

Nail fetish, two-headed Nkisi dog  - VILI - Congo

The auction you are viewing has now ended

Show current auctions

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in:

You have the highest bid!

You’ve been outbid!

Current bid $ 347
Next minimum bid $ 369
$ .00

All bids exclude the 9% auction fee and cost of shipping. Aside from these, there are no additional costs, and you will not be charged any VAT/sales tax. Please note: All bids are binding.

No bids placed.

$ 347 Bidder 5030
18-01-2015 20:03:58
$ 325 Bidder 6878
17-01-2015 22:56:59
$ 292 Bidder 1941
17-01-2015 17:06:06
$ 271 Bidder 6878
17-01-2015 13:53:50
$ 216 Bidder 6126
16-01-2015 11:36:25
$ 173 Bidder 7186
15-01-2015 22:38:57
$ 130 Bidder 2373
11-01-2015 01:27:08
Congratulations!
You won this lot!
$ 347 Bidder 5030
18-01-2015 20:03:58
View your won lots

Other bids:

No bids placed.

$ 347 Bidder 5030
18-01-2015 20:03:58
$ 325 Bidder 6878
17-01-2015 22:56:59
$ 292 Bidder 1941
17-01-2015 17:06:06
$ 271 Bidder 6878
17-01-2015 13:53:50
$ 216 Bidder 6126
16-01-2015 11:36:25
$ 173 Bidder 7186
15-01-2015 22:38:57
$ 130 Bidder 2373
11-01-2015 01:27:08

Beginning of 20th century - Good condition

Rare two-headed Nkisi dog statuette from Congo. A fetish said to hold great power in its body.
A nail would be hammered into the statue for each wish, both for personal use and for ceremonial use by the soothsayer-healer Nganga. These statuettes were used to stay in good health and solve problems.

Made of wood, white and red pigment (kaolin and tokula), a mixture of clay and plants, pieces of glass, metal, three mirrors, nails, two broken feet. Sacrificial remains.

Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden.

38 cm in length - 13 cm in height (9 cm excl. nails)

From a French private collection.

May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.

Free shipping. Sent by registered and insured mail up to €500 (more on request) with Track & Trace.

Please note: seller guarantees this item's authenticity.

Be David Norden Buy African Antiques.  pro

Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 67
Member since: July 1, 2014
  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?
    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?
    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?
    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?
    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

View all 67 reviews

Free shipping

You won't have to pay any shipping costs for this lot.

Delivery

The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment. Some sellers may offer the possibility of picking up items by arrangement.

Pick Up

You can pick up this lot from the seller: Antwerpen, Belgium.

All auctions
×

Welcome back! Whilst you were away we added the functionality to view auctions and bid in pounds.

Blocked

Your bidding privileges have been revoked due to an outstanding payment. You can no longer place bids.

Once your payment has been processed, your bidding privileges will immediately be restored. Please note: if you choose manual transfer, processing your payment and restoring your bidding privileges may take up to 2 business days. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available from our payment screen.

Click here to pay

Never miss another special object!

Catawiki auctions off 30,000 special objects every week. Leave your email address, and we will send you free updates on our special objects and great discounts.

No, I'm not interested in special objects or discounts