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Nail Fetish Figure - Nkisi - Bakongo People - D.R. Congo - Sold

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TITLE: Nail fetish figure - ‘Nkisi’
MATERIAL: Wood, nails, cloth, plant fiber, pigment and glass
PEOPLE: Bakongo
COUNTRY: D. R. Congo
DESCRIPTION: Activated by a spiritual force or ancestral spirit, the Nail fetish, Nkisi, served to expose wrongdoers and restore health to the body or spirit.
As a divination object, the Nkisi would be pierced with nails, summoning it to moral duty.
With its protruding abdominal recepticale, deep- set glass eyes and baring teeth, the Nkisi embodies a powerful force.

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