A powerful Songye figure Wood, metal, horn and various materials - 74 cm This sculpture is remarkable for the many attributes that establish its magical power and therefore its use. Resinous mixtures of magic ingredients (bishimba) can be seen on the left shoulder, in which a nail has been driven, as well as on the right hip. Un...
Personal Power Figure (Nkishi) Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo Wood, metal; H. 21.8 cm (8 5/8 in.) Late 19th–early 20th century Private collection http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/oracle/figure43L.html
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Power Figure: Male (Nkisi) Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo Culture: Songye peoples Medium: Wood, copper, brass, iron, fiber, snakeskin, leather, fur, feathers, mud, resin Dimensions: H. 39 in. (91.9 cm)
D.R. Congo, Songye Nkisi Power Figure; Wood, metal, hair, beads, animal teeth, leather H. 28,5 cm ; Thompson, Jerry L., Vogel, Susan: Closeup – Lessons In The Art Of Seeing African Sculpture; Exhibition Catalogue, The Center for African Art, New York, New York, 1990 and Prestel Verlag, Munich; Second printing 1991. S. 177
Fétiche Songye Nkisi Congo Fetish power figure African wood statue Arts premiers