Nkishi fetish figure - Songye - Congo - SOLD

Nkisi protection statues in African art

This authentic figurine for personal protection among the Basongye (Songye) was purchased by collector in our gallery of African art, the reference in Belgium.

This type of traditional object was carved by a witch doctor who added magic props to protect the owner of the object from harm and lightning.

Origin : gathered in situDating : 1960'sSize : 22 x 7 cmMaterial : wood

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Ethnic group
Songye / Basongye
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tribal art collection Belgium