1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Spectacular Nkishi fetish statue|
|Region/ country:||Congo DRC|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
73 x 19 cm.
Wood, snake skin, vertebrates of small mammals, horn.
Songye Nkisi fetish statuettes obtain their power from magical substances named Bishimba, inserted in their stomachs and heads.
Furthermore, this figurine is beautifully decorated, which is a sign of power.
Metal plating has been added to the face, in order to increase the force of the piece, probably destined to the protection of a family or a village, given its dimensions. Metallic objects, as well as diverse accessories, are used to emphasise the protective power of the mankisi (singular: nkisi).
The magnificent, smooth and oily patina obtained with palm oil libations, is also remarkable.
Marvellous style and antiquity, nice balance of the volumes.
This figurine was brought back in the 1950s by a school teacher.
Cf. Art et pouvoir: Dans la savane d'Afrique centrale, C. Petridis, 2008.
Cf. La redoutable statuaire songye d'Afrique centrale, F. Neyt, 2009.
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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!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.L extremite du nez de masque punu est arrivée cassée, ce défaut n apparait pas sur les photos, ce qui déprécie la valeur intrinsèque et la beauté de ce masque. L emballage était pourtant très correct
TRES BONNE TRANSACTION. MERCI.
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.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Na een misverstand mijnerzijds annuleerde ik de aankoop. Verkoper heeft dit geaccepteerd. Hartelijk dank voor de medewerking en belofte van restitutie.
Beter volgende keer, dank.
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