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SONGYE Nkisi figure -Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lot reference 12491573
SONGYE Nkisi figure -Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Mid XXth-Good condition-Provenance Gaetan Schoondroodt.

A SONGYE protective Nkisi figure -Democratic Republic of the Congo
Size: 24cm, 26 cm with horn.
Mid 20th century - Good condition- horn and some fur on the back of the head.
NO PRICE LIMIT-FREE DELIVERY-FREE WRITTEN DESCRIPTION.

Wood, dark brownlayered white and blue beads, facial features and posture in characteristic manner of the Songye , Horn in the head attached with skin, remains of monkey fur on the back of the head, see pictures.

Provenance: Gaëtan Schoonbroodt, Verviers.
People: Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Medium: wood, Horn, animal skin, fur, beads.
Classification: Nkisi for personal divination and protection.
Condition: good condition , see pictures.

Age: 1940-50's.
The Songye people called upon supernatural forces which they believed could be contacted and manipulated in their favor through power sculptures, mankisi (singular: nkisi).
These sculptures range in size from a few centimeters to more than a meter. The small ones like this one are made for individual protection.

These sculptures range in size from a few centimeters to more than a meter.
Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden.
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.
Free worldwide shipping.
NOTE: David Norden, is a dealer with over 25 years experiece, who guarantees this Songye's authenticity.

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  • Excellent seller as always. Highly recommended.

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