Early to mid-20th century - Good Condition. Provenance Gaëtan Schoonbroodt.
This is an interesting charged Bakongo male seated Nkisi Mirror Fetish Figure with 2 Heads seated on a dog - D R Congo.
Size H:27 cm Wood . One figure with a turtle on his head and mirror in his hand, the other with a charge on top and mirror on belly. Seeds and fur. Cracks in the wood and some parts missing on the round base ( see pictures)
Provenance: collector Gaetan Schoonbroodt from Verviers, he travels on markets in the Benelux and France to find interesting objects.
Central African power figures are among the most ubiquitous. Housing mystical forces, they were collaborative creations of Kongo sculptors and ritual specialists. This example belongs to the most mysterious of that tradition, masters active in the early to mid-20th century and identified with Mangaaka, the preeminent force of jurisprudence. Dogs tied to the spiritual world in Kongo-mythology.
Can be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden's in Antwerp, by arrangement only.
Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe, and private review by David Norden.
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