Mid 20th century or older
A small, stylistically fantastic and very well worked ‘nkisi’ power figure from the Songye in the south east of central Congo.
'Nkisi' are sculptures for power and protection; they are said to protect against illness, sorcery, theft and general misfortune, as well as ease births.
An extremely nice figure with a good red-brown, shiny patina.
Signs of wear and tear with cracks from drying out.
Provenance: Ex collection of Günther Filla
On a base
Height: 10.4 cm
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