1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Nkishi Power Statue|
|Region/ country:||Congo DRC|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
40 x 11 cm.
Wood, feathers, ancient tapestry nails, fabric.
Former Blaise Tribal Art, Brussels.
In a little house at the boundary of a Songye village, a ritual expert would create these figurines with protective powers.
Nkisi or Nkishi figurine with dimensions meant to protect a family, to provide general well-being and protection against illness, sorcery and war. When an imminent danger was dread, the owner would carry it around the house, in order to ward off evil.
The figurine’s magical power is here reinforced by the addition of accessories, such as a loincloth in fabric and especially metal nails inlaid on the head, intended to ward off lightning and misfortune.
Wonderful ancient patina of wear.
These sorts of nails were also used on pommels of many weapons at the late 19th century in Congo.
Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track and trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.
Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.
Blaise Tribal Art, gallery located in Brussels, mainly focused on art from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Catawiki member since April 6, 2018, received 156 reviews in total (124 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (124 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
have received the piece in best order and very fast
Thanks. Excellent experience and nice item.
sorry for my late answer, I had been a few days away: nice item, safe delivery, perfect!
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received lot in good time in good order
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Achat globalement satisfaisant dans l'ensemble. Valeur d'enchères quelque peu surévaluée par les experts.
Certificat d'authenticité/ancienneté/origine de l'objesouhaitée, conformément sa description.
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Beter volgende keer, dank.
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