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.
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