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Songye Nkishi Power Figure 2621 - Drc

Songye Nkishi Power Figure 2621 - Drc Sculptures & Statues photo   Category : Ethnographic > African > Sculptures & Statues
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Category : Ethnographic > African > Sculptures & StatuesItem Id: 130874
Original/Reproduction: OriginalEstimated value: around 700 USD
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CountryDemocratic Republic of Congo / Zaire
MaterialWood, Pigment, Animal Hide
Size10" (25.4 cm) Tall
CircaEarly to Mid 1900's
They were founded in the 16th century following an exodus from the neighboring Shaba area, settling near to the Lualuba River
These figures hold receptacles (bishimbi) for magical materials and were carved, kept and guarded by the diviner (nganga) , and were replaced as they wore out or when the nganga died
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