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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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