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SONGYE Kifwebe power figure statue sculpture Congo
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CONGO DRC
CUTE SONGYE POWER FIGURE (NKISHI)
Beautiful fetish, the face is a female mask
The rare works of which the face is covered with a striped Kifwebe mask come from the south-east of the Songye country, from the Kisengwa region (Neyt)
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 et pouvoir dans la Savane d'Afrique Centrale, p. 72-73).
Characteristics:
TYPE OF OBJECT: Fetish (Nkisi)
ETHNICAL GROUP: Songye – Basongye – Songe.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
(ex Zaïre, ex Belgian Congo).
MATERIAL: Wood
DIMENSIONS: About 11 3/4 inches high
(13 1/2 inches with the base)
CONDITION: Medium, a foot recently broken
(Please have a look on the pictures)


Songye Bibliography
Masques - Masks
- Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985
- Couleurs, Stries et Saillies, Dunja Hersak, dans Objets Signes d'Afrique, Textes réunis par Luc de Heusch, Snoek, Pages 161- 173
- Art et Pouvoir dans la savane d'Afrique Centrale, Constantin Petridis, Fonds Mercator, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008
- Masquettes Kifwebe, Woods Dawy, Tribal Art Magazine N° 20 Printemps 2008 Pages 102-113
- Songye; la redoutable statuaire Songye d'Afrique Centrale, François Neyt, Fonds Mercator, 2009.
Fétiches - Power figures
- Songye; la redoutable statuaire Songye d'Afrique Centrale, François Neyt, Fonds Mercator, 2009.
- Art et Pouvoir dans la savane d'Afrique Centrale, Constantin Petridis, Fonds Mercator, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008
Boucliers - Shields
- Objets Signes d'Afrique, textes réunis par Luc de Heusch , "Couleurs, Stries et Saillies", Dunja Hersak, s.d. 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
- Boucliers d’Afrique, d’Asie du Sud-Est et d’Océanie du musée Barbier-Mueller, Jean-Paul Barbier, Alain-Michel Boyer, P. Benitez-Johannot, Adam Biro, 1998
- Arts d'Afrique Noire, dans la collection Barbier Mueller, présenté par Werner Schmalenbach, Fondation Maeght, 1989 p264 Notice de Joseph Cornet
- Songye; la redoutable statuaire Songye d'Afrique Centrale, François Neyt, Fonds Mercator, 2009.
- Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985

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    ...
    CONGO DRC
    CUTE SONGYE POWER FIGURE (NKISHI)
    Beautiful fetish, the face is a female mask
    The rare works of which the face is covered with a striped Kifwebe mask come from the south-east of the Songye country, from the Kisengwa region (Neyt)
    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 et pouvoir dans la Savane d'Afrique Centrale, p. 72-73).
    Characteristics:
    TYPE OF OBJECT: Fetish (Nkisi)
    ETHNICAL GROUP: Songye – Basongye – Songe.
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Democratic Republic Congo
    (ex Zaïre, ex Belgian Congo).
    MATERIAL: Wood
    DIMENSIONS: About 11 3/4 inches high
    (13 1/2 inches with the base)
    CONDITION: Medium, a foot recently broken
    (Please have a look on the pictures)


    Songye Bibliography
    Masques - Masks
    - Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985
    - Couleurs, Stries et Saillies, Dunja Hersak, dans Objets Signes d'Afrique, Textes réunis par Luc de Heusch, Snoek, Pages 161- 173
    - Art et Pouvoir dans la savane d'Afrique Centrale, Constantin Petridis, Fonds Mercator, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008
    - Masquettes Kifwebe, Woods Dawy, Tribal Art Magazine N° 20 Printemps 2008 Pages 102-113
    - Songye; la redoutable statuaire Songye d'Afrique Centrale, François Neyt, Fonds Mercator, 2009.
    Fétiches - Power figures
    - Songye; la redoutable statuaire Songye d'Afrique Centrale, François Neyt, Fonds Mercator, 2009.
    - Art et Pouvoir dans la savane d'Afrique Centrale, Constantin Petridis, Fonds Mercator, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008
    Boucliers - Shields
    - Objets Signes d'Afrique, textes réunis par Luc de Heusch , "Couleurs, Stries et Saillies", Dunja Hersak, s.d. 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
    - Boucliers d’Afrique, d’Asie du Sud-Est et d’Océanie du musée Barbier-Mueller, Jean-Paul Barbier, Alain-Michel Boyer, P. Benitez-Johannot, Adam Biro, 1998
    - Arts d'Afrique Noire, dans la collection Barbier Mueller, présenté par Werner Schmalenbach, Fondation Maeght, 1989 p264 Notice de Joseph Cornet
    - Songye; la redoutable statuaire Songye d'Afrique Centrale, François Neyt, Fonds Mercator, 2009.
    - Songye masks and figure sculpture, Dunja Hersak London 1985

    Reserve: $300.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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