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Nail fetish - Wood, iron, glass, fabric, feathers - Nkisi - Bakongo - Congo

Lot reference 28905507

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Location: Germany
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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Nail fetish
Indigenous object name: Nkisi
Ethnic group/ culture: Bakongo
Region/ country: Congo
Material: Wood, iron, glass, fabric, feathers
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 20×20×50 cm

Nail fetish in a human form, the right hand is raised, with mirrored eyes. The head has been painstakingly worked.
On the body, at belly height, is a mirrored glass container with magical substances, studded with nails and iron for the fulfilment of wishes.
The wide-open mouth is said to release magical powers.
The nkisi wards off warlocks, thieves, murderers and adulterers. It is inhabited by the spirit of an ancestor or a victim of sorcery.

Acquired in 1987 in Namibia (Swakopmund).

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    De acordo com a descrição e fotografias. Transporte lento mas chegou bem. Obrigado. According to the description and photos, slow shipping but arrived well. Thanks.
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    Achat satisfaisant dans l'ensemble vis du rapport qualité prix. Maius il manque crucialement l'origine ethnique de cette poulie dénommée par le vendeur "pêche - Gabon" !?
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Germany $16.55
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Rest of Europe $33.09
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