SOLD / SOLD! MC1503 Beau Fétiche SONGYE Beautiful Power Figure Fetish Congo DRC

SOLD / SOLD! MC1503 Beau Fétiche SONGYE Beautiful Power Figure Fetish Congo DRC

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CONGO DRC

SONGYE FETISH (Nkishi).

Very nice statue
Style of the second Western tradition, the eyes and the nose are sculpted in a realistic way. The waffle hairstyle is typical of the Eki

Mankishi (plural of "Nkishi") are figures of power,
They serve as relays with the spirits of the dead, very present in religion...
They are used in "magical" rites serving the interest and well-being of an individual or the entire community. (Art and Power in the Savannah of Central Africa, p. 72-73).


Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Fetish (Nkishi).
ETHNICITY: Songye – Basongye.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaire).
MATERIAL: Wood, horn, glass beads, metal
DIMENSIONS: Height 33 cm
37 cm with the base
CONDITION: Fair - Poor
(See photos).
 
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Bibliography - SONGYE - Bibliography

Masks - Masks

- Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985
- Colors, Streaks and Projections, Dunja Hersak, in Objects Signs of Africa, Texts collected by Luc de Heusch, Snoek, Pages 161-173
- Art and Power in the Central African Savannah, Constantin Petridis, Mercator Fund, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008
- Masks Kifwebe, Woods Dawy, Tribal Art Magazine N° 20 Spring 2008 Pages 102-113
- Songye; the formidable Songye statuary of Central Africa, François Neyt, Mercator Fund, 2009.

Fetishes - Power figures
- Songye; the formidable Songye statuary of Central Africa, François Neyt, Mercator Fund, 2009.
- Art and Power in the Central African Savannah, Constantin Petridis, Mercator Fund, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008

Shields - Shields
- Objects Signs of Africa, texts brought together by Luc de Heusch, "Colors, Stries and Projections", Dunja Hersak, sd Snoek, Pages 161-173
- Shields, Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania from the collection Barbier-Mueller Museum, Jean-Paul Barbier, Alain-Michel Boyer, P. Benitez-Johannot, Prestel, 2000
- Shields of Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Jean-Paul Barbier, Alain-Michel Boyer, P. Benitez-Johannot, Adam Biro, 1998
- Arts of Black Africa, in the Barbier Mueller collection, presented by Werner Schmalenbach, Fondation Maeght, 1989 p264 Note by Joseph Cornet
- Songye; the formidable Songye statuary of Central Africa, François Neyt, Mercator Fund, 2009.
- Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985

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CONGO DRC


Superb SONGYE Power Figure (NKISHI)

Very nice fetish
Style of the second Western tradition, the eyes and the nose are sculpted in a realistic way. The "waffle" hairstyle is typical of the Eki

The Mankishi (plural of "Nkishi") are figures of power,
They were used as relays with the spirits of the dead people very present in the religion.. They are used in "magic" rites serving the interest and well-being of an Individual or the entire community. (Art and Power in the Savannah of Central Africa, p. 72-73).

Features:

TYPE OF OBJECT: Fetish - Power figure (Nkisi)
ETHNICAL GROUP: Songye – Basongye – Songe.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
(ex Zaire, ex Belgian Congo).
MATERIAL:Wood, horn, glass beads, metal
DIMENSIONS: About 13 inches high (33 cm)
14 1/2 inches with the base (37 cm)
CONDITION: Medium - Bad
(Please have a look on the pictures)