Fétiche à clous Nkonde des KONGO

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Estimation :
8000 - 12000 EUR
Fétiche à clous Nkonde des KONGO
Power figure Nkondi

Studded with nails and blades, wood, brown patina, eyes set with glass, right arm raised (missing knife, nails and blades driven into the back have been removed) , the protruding ventral cavity closed by a mirror. H : 76 cm Congo

The study carried out by Professor François NEYT, on Sept. 27, 2013, for this Nkonde statue will be given to the buyer.

We thank Father François NEYT, art historian, curator, author of many books on Tribal Art and in particular on Songye statues, for his two-page report signed and dated September 27, 2013 :

- “This Kongo sculpture belongs to the type of Nkonde. They are formidable effigies intended to ward off evil spirits, to discern the truth. A more ovoid-faced statue is in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. With the same attitude: standing posture, right arm raised, fingers of the hand forming a circle intended to hold a weapon, left arm resting on the hip.
- "This work comes from Mayombe and would have served at the beginning of the XXth century. "
(Extracts from Father François NEYT report)

Delivery of lots without transport costs to PARIS (rue Drouot) or dispatch at the buyer's expense for all countries.

Estimate : EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000 - CHF 8’400 - CHF 12’600

High resolution photos : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EA1FMIpBrnxMrzabfieikeeQgKcvopJ9?usp=sharing

Fétiche à clous Nkonde des KONGO

De grande taille, bois lourd, à patine brune, clous et lames de fer, yeux sertis de verre, le bras droit levé (couteau manquant, les clous et lames enfoncés dans le dos ont été retirés), la cavité ventrale saillante close par un miroir. H : 76 cm Congo

L'étude réalisée par le Professeur François NEYT, le 27 sept. 20
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