Personal Magical Figure - Songye People. D.R. Congo M30
Personal Magical Figure - Songye People. D.R. Congo M30
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Personal Magical Figure - Songye People. D.R. Congo M30

$895.00
Called mankishi, figures such as this one embody powers that serve the well being of the individual. These figures are procured from the carver by the individual upon the threat of impending supernatural danger. Because they were carried on the person and are frequently handled, figures like these have little or no magical paraphernalia attached to them. This is in marked contrast with larger communal figures, which are usually covered with such materials as feathers, horns, fiber, and metal.

Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Male "part" missing.

Height: 7 " x Width: 3 ⅜" x Depth: 3 ⅛".

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