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Nail Nkisi Kozo dog protective power figure - VILI - Congo

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Nail Nkisi Kozo dog  protective power figure - VILI - Congo

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Mid 20th century - Good condition - Provenance Galerie Jean-Jacques Mandel

Nkisi Kozo dog statuette from Congo with a glass above the head ( and two seeds inside). A fetish said to hold great power in its body to protect individuals.

Provenance: From Galerie Jean-Jacques Mandel- Bordeaux, France ,a French dealers collection.
L=27 cm in length(22cm excl. nails) - 17 cm in height (13cm excl. nails)
Age= mid XXth century
Illustration= Boma 1902 nail fetishes. MRAC.
http://www.africafederation.net/Kongo_History.htm

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, nails, red textile, mud offerings (a mixture of clay and plants), pieces of glass above the head with two seeds behind ( see pictures), metal chain. Sacrificial remains.

Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden. FREE DELIVERY, FREE WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION.

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

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Feedback score: 98.6%
Reviews given: 74
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.

    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......

    lovviere August 24, 2017

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    Cette statuette de notableKuba est une belle pièce, incontestable, mais rien ne justifie un tel prix.

    lovviere August 9, 2017

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    D.Norden est un excellent vendeur.LA qualité est là/ Le couple Dogon est d'une élégance simple/Le Songye et les3 Teke Mbuti rivalisent par leur authenticité

    lovviere July 22, 2017

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    Perfecte service en documentatie.

    urolmaas July 19, 2017

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