2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Sculpture (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Nkisi|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Yombe|
|Region/ country:||Congo DRC|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
This is a wonderful and rare Nkisi figurine of the Yombe. Typical of the Yombe the head is lifted upwards with an open mouth.
Many of these Nkisi (spirit) figurines have a cavity in the abdomen filled with magical substances covered with glass. A vulva sticks out of the abdomen of this figurine indicating that this is a powerful female fetish. This fetish is invoked for fertility and successful births, as well as for health and well being for women.
The wood is hard and has a soft glossy patina. Old tear on the right side. See the pictures.
The figurine will be carefully packed and sent by registered and insured mail.
Catawiki member since March 5, 2013, received 29 reviews in total (25 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (25 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
everything was perfect, thanks for purchase!
Very impressive piece.
All well taken care of!
I very much appreciate the efforts from this seller. Thank you for all support.
Smooth international transaction, fast shipping, item as described, thank you!
The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.
Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
Any other costs or charges such as customs or import duties, customs clearance and handling may also apply during the shipment of your lot and will be charged to you by the involved party at a later stage if applicable.
|Rest of Europe||$26.54|
Save shipping costs
You can pick up this lot from the seller: Hilversum (Noord-Holland), Netherlands.
If you win more than one lot sold by the same seller in the same auction, your shipment will be combined. In this case, only the shipping costs of whichever lot has the highest shipping costs will be applied.