Feticcio (1) - Corno, Legno - Nkisi - Songye - Repubblica Democratica del Congo

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Feticcio (1) - Corno, Legno - Nkisi - Songye - Repubblica Democratica del Congo
Prima metà XX secolo - Eccellenti condizioni, raramente usato con minimi segni di usura

Ex Jos Humblet - Brussels - Belgium
Ex. private collection - Brussels - Belgium
Circa 1930
Dim: 22x8x8, 0.37kg


Very beautiful Nkisi Fetish with the typical carving from the songye ethnic group : slit eyes, hands joined on the swollen abdomen.
Excellent condition, the fingers and the toes are finely carved, the magical charge is reinforced by a horn on the head and bells all around the body. Traces of "sticky substance" on the head

The Songye are Bantu people of Central Africa established in the Southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, According to the last known figures (1987-1989), they were close to the 428 000 inhabitants, spread over several provinces (Kasai-Occidental and Oriental, Maniema and Katanga); the cities and towns of Kananga, Mbuji Mayi, Kabinda, Gandajika, Lubao, Lusambo, Samba, Kasongo and Kongolo are home to a significant part of this ethnic group.

The male effigy is wearing a native skin skirt and holding the swollen trapeze-shaped abdomen, evoking the clan. The triangular face has slit eyes evoking inwardness are made by two shells, the threatening or talkative mouth is triangular shaped and single-head tapestry nails keep their symbolism secret along the small pyramid-shaped nose and above the eyes.

Dettagli lotto
Numero totale di oggetti
1
Oggetto
Feticcio
Nome dell’articolo autoctono
Nkisi
Etnia/cultura
Songye
Regione / Paese
Repubblica Democratica del Congo
Materiale
Corno, Legno
Periodo
Prima metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Eccellenti condizioni, raramente usato con minimi segni di usura
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
22×8×8 cm
Peso
0.37 kg
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