Antique. Nkisi. Voodoo. Fetish. Monkey or Primate Wood Figure / Statue. Congo. Kongo. Africa
The Bakongo people of Africa practice a religion that blends African shamanic beliefs with other black magic practices known as Palo Mayombe. It is believed that this practice is the most powerful and feared. Such beliefs travelled to the Caribbean and into South America through slavery.
This 19th Century wood carving is called a Nkisi and is an object that a spirit inhabits. Notice the nails driven through the back, a belt of small metallic charms and a collar made from the pelt of some animal.
From the estate of a gentleman who was an avid collector of ancient and recent primitive artifacts.
For the Serious Collector.
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