Lot: 280

102nd Auction

Male power figure "nkisi" or commemorative figure

D. R. Congo, Yombe / Vili

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Walter Kröll (1900-1959), Koblenz, Germany H: 14 inch 800 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, glass, paint, missing parts

These figures are usually called "nkisi" (fetish). Other authors relate them to ancestor cults, perhaps having a relic function.