Lot: 46389e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Figure magique féminine debout "khosi"
R. D. Congo, Suku
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|F. J. Beinere
American Private Collection, New York (likely acquired before 1987)
Amyas Naegele, New York, USA
Cole Harrell, New York, USA (2017)
|H: 33 cm||
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wood, plant fibre, base
A full "khosi" is often composed of a feminine and a masculine figure. The feminine statue is called "nzasi" ("lightning"). This reference to lightning emphasizes the violent and quick way the fetish strikes. The little packets attached to the figures are often filled with solidified resin, locally considered as "excrement of the lightning".