Two-headed SONGUE NKISHI fetish statuette from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Songye migrated from the Shaba region to settle on the left bank of the "Lualaba". The Nkishi is a protective fetish of the Songye, a tribal sculpture with a protective vocation. A horn or feathers in which magical "bajima" elements were introduced rises from his skull. Other cavities present on the statues could also contain ingredients with an apotropaic aim.The large fingered hands support a protruding abdomen, witness to the lineage, with a loincloth of vegetable fibers on the reeds. Large copies are the collective property of the whole village.
While the smaller figures belong to a family. Weight: 1.6 kg height: 65 cm width: 17 cm x 17 cm. The item "SONGYE NKISI fetish 65 cm DR from Congo African Art" is in sale since Thursday, September 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues".
The seller is "thidai-0" and is located in Valbonne. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.