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Antique tribal Nkondi Fetish - YOMBE - Former Congo Free State

Lot reference 13067175

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1st quarter of the 20th century - Good condition

The Nkondi is a mediator between God and men.
Used and crafted by the Nganga (shaman) in case of infertility, illness or threat. Thus, this is a personal figurine. The shaman used the following materials: iron, fabric, nails, sisal cord, glass, colour pigments, traces of offered palm oil, etc. For the KONGO peoples from the Mayombe area, from where the nailed figurines come from, they had a magical loading due to the spirits of the ancestors which were housed by it. The figurines were used for disasters: for illnesses, when a crime was committed or in judicial disputes. The victim could via the healer give the command to the figurine to track down and punish the evil-doer. A significant power was attributed to the figurines. In order to activate the spiritual force of the figurine, it has a little backpack for magical substances.
This powerful item is partially smeared with brown and blue pigments, and it has glass-eyes. It has a little cabinet at the level of the navel which contains magical herbs, with a little mirror in front, it is the “eye of the soul”.
Once crafted and activated by the Nganga, the personal Nkondi were placed at home, on an altar. Good condition, given its age-use, with traces of liquid offerings with pigments-palm oil. Have a good look at the pictures.
Dimensions: 31 cm x 12 cm ; Weight: 0,470 kilograms. Bibliography ; MAYOMBE-Rituele beelden uit Congo - Jo Tollebeek-Lannoo. Bibliography: Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. De Tribal Arts van Afrika. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc.,
1998.
Shipment with track and trace via Bpost, Kiala or Mondial Relay. The transportation costs are an estimation, the surcharge will be refunded to the buyer.

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Member since: May 31, 2016
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    colis arrivé en bon état, MAIS PAS CHEZ MOI! il a été livré dans un point relais à 7 km de mon domicile. les 4 cavaliers sont conformes à la description.

    kristeos September 21, 2017

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    Il n’est complètement aucune raison de voter négatif. Ce n’était pas correctJe vous avais dit avant qu’il a été envoyé avec Mondial Relay a un point de ramassage.
    Plus proche de votre adresse n’a pas une point pour rammaser.
    cordialement
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    Goed verpakt. Netjes en snel verstuurd via Kiala.

    hangop September 20, 2017

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    In goede orde aangekomen, een prachtig beeld, bedankt

    Martien262-82 July 29, 2017

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    perfect zoals beschreven

    fien52 June 22, 2017

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    Merci pour le cadeau
    Bien cordialement
    FG

    tatiefraise007 May 27, 2017

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