November 03, 2022 at 01:10 PM
Yombé Tribal Sculpture Africa Art
Nail figure Nkisi (nkisi n'kondi) from the tribe of the Yombé (Mayombé), Republic of the Congo 26 cm high (with base) 290 g weight Unaffected fetish figure with a large medicine jar in front of the stomach, integrated into the carving. Eyes and medicine jar with glass applications. Fetishes of this kind were mostly used to deter and ward off the "evil eye". Older piece with strong usage patina, sacrificial traces, numerous punctures from nails, which were later broken off Material: wood, glass Condition: Condition commensurate with age with clear signs of wear and age. Shrinkage cracks, small imperfections, patina. Insured shipping Thank you so much for visiting AfricaArtSpirit, your mystery portal to the best kept treasures of Africa. Explore all our collections at:Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or wish to learn more about any of our pieces from our special art collection. Thank you so much!