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Janiform Songye fetish (N° 20336)

French African art collection.
Intriguing fetishes that are Songye sculptures...the only accessories with which this ritual statue is equipped consist of a thin tie girdling the hips and a skin coil around the ringed neck. The kifwebe mask of the Bwadi ka bifwebe society appears here in a janiform appearance.
Satin patina, locally glossed, cracks.
The fetish Songye , magical sculpture Nkisi , nkishi (pl. mankishi ) , plays the role of mediator between gods and men. If the large specimens are the collective property of a whole village, the more modest figures belong to an individual or a family. In the 16th century, the Songyes migrated from the Shaba region to settle in Kasai, Katanga and South Kivu. Their society is organized in a patriarchal manner. Their history is inseparable from that of the Luba to whom they are related through common ancestors. Divination is very present in their society and allowed them to discover sorcerers and to shed light on the causes of misfortunes that struck individuals. Litt. Le Sensible et la Force" ed. Royal Museum of Central Africa  

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OriginCollection Jean-Manuel Voltz
EthnySongye
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height37
Depth13
Width13
Weight1.62 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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