Statua di conservazione Nkisi Kozo (1) - Legno - Yombe - Repubblica Democratica del Congo

Statua di conservazione Nkisi Kozo (1) - Legno - Yombe - Repubblica Democratica del Congo
Seconda metà XX secolo - Buone condizioni

Expressive, full, protection figure of the Congolese YOMBE tribe. This is a double Nkisi Kozo. It is used to protect against witchcraft and mischief in general and is also used in healing. It represents a dog with two heads, looking in the direction of life and in the direction of the underworld. The heads are partly lined with animal skin. In the middle on top, a particularly refined Yombe figure with a protruding cavity sealed with glass on his belly. Inside is a powerful substance called Bilongo. It is put there by a shaman (called Nganga). The many nails are accompanied by spells when hammered into the figurine, giving it its power. The kaolin coloration of the eyes and on top of a protrusion of the head indicate that the owner wants to live in peace but can appeal to special forces in defence if necessary. Between the nails and natural fibres there is still sheep's wool. A red pigment is visible in the serrated beaks. A very complete tribal figurine in good condition.

Length: 62 cm
Height: 47 cm
Weight: 2555 grams.

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Numero totale di oggetti
Statua di conservazione Nkisi Kozo
Nome dell’articolo autoctono
Regione / Paese
Repubblica Democratica del Congo
Seconda metà XX secolo
Buone condizioni
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47×20×62 cm
2555 g
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