Songye Nkisi Kifwebe Power Figure


Product sku AFR331AB154


Authentic DRC old Songye Nkisi Power figure wearing a Kifwebe mask. This important wood carved figure is in a kneeling position holding a hollowed out bowl that appears to be used for fetish materials called "Boanga". The body is covered with carefully placed nail heads as a reminder of small pox. These figures were used to ensure success in fertility, protection of the people from hostile forces, decease and welfare of the entire community. Another hole at the back of the head was used for Boanga mixtures as well as the bowl. Congo circa 1920

Length 8 in
Depth 10 in
Height 26 in

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