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Songye Fetish (N° 24528) Deposit sale

Collection African tribal art Belgian.
African figure carved Nkisi, nkishi (pl. mankishi) desacralized, acquired in 1950 and transmitted by succession. The magic charge bishimba and the various addendums, metal, trinkets, etc... supposed to reinforce the power of the fetish are absent.
Glossy dark patina. Desication cracks, erosions.

These protective fetishes for homes are among the most popular in Africa. The Nkisi plays the role of mediator between gods and men. The large specimens are the collective property of an entire village, the more modest figures reserved for individual or family use.


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OriginColl. belge (le nom sera transmis )
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm46
Width12 cm
Weight1.50 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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