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Congo: Old And Tribal African Bakongo Figure Or Statue - 47 Cm.

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Category : Ethnographic > African > Sculptures & StatuesItem Id: 188101
Maker: Bakongo peopleOriginal/Reproduction: Original
Material: wood and nails
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Height47 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” called 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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