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apr 19, 1900 - Nkisi n’kondi (Power Figure)

Description:

Wood and metal
Kongo Peoples (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

36” x 18 ½” x 14 ¼”

Central beliefs of the Kongo peoples are sacred medicines and divine protection.
Ne Kongo = great god
        Brought first nkisi down from heaven in an earthenware vessel and sat it upon three stones or a termite mound
These are driven in by the nganga and represent the severity of the mambu (dispute)
Peg = matter being settled
Nail = represents and more serious offense like murder

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Date:

apr 19, 1900
Now
~ 118 years ago

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