Lot: 311

98th Auction

Male power figure "nkisi" / "nkishi"

D. R. Congo, Songe - Tetela

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
French Collection H: 13.8 inch (with horn) 4000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, animal horn, base

A recess closed with animal horn for filling with magical mass "bishimba" in the head, a second one in the back.

A comparable figure in terms of physiognomy and proportion of the body was auctioned at Zemanek-Münster on 14 March 2009, Lot 409 (AHDRC 0040849).