Lot: 320

Standing male magical figure "nkisi"

D. R. Congo, Songe

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Carl Otto Hultén, Malmö, Sweden H: 29.7 inch / 44.9 inch 8000 EUR / 16000 EUR

wood, animal horn, grass, reptile skin, shell discs, glass beads, Because of its big size present figure should have once belonged to a village or a community. These sculptures are created above all to promote fecundity and fertility or to insure tranquility in the village. Rising above the statue, the horn is one of the most important elements of the whole. It symbolizes power, fertility and fecundity.


Exhibited:

Gallery Glemminge, Glemminge, Sweden 1976; Magins Hjärta, Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden 1997