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Congo: Old & Tribal African Bakongo Mask - 53 Cm.

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Category : Ethnographic > African > MasksItem Id: 186396
Maker: Bakongo peopleOriginal/Reproduction: Original
Material: wood with a Cap and NailsModel: mask
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Height53 cm
Although the majority of carved figures are made of wood, many important pieces in metal and iv
At most basic, the nkisi represents a container of empowering materials or “medicines” c alled bilongo
There are four main types of nkisi, used for different purposes
All nkisi can be used for a variety of purposes and their meaning is ambivalent
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