Description du projet

Mirror Fetish
Nkisi

Galerie Insighter Paris by Vanessa Metayer
Galerie Insighter Paris by Vanessa Metayer
Galerie Insighter Paris by Vanessa Metayer
Galerie Insighter Paris by Vanessa Metayer

Galerie Insighter presents:

Miroir fetish
“Nkisi”
Sculpture representing a standing male figure
Mirror case attached to the belly
Stone, mirror glass
Congo, Africa
20th century

Very good condition

620€

If interested in purchasing or viewing please contact Galerie Insighter.

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In Central-Africa, the Nkisi power figurines constitute the shelter of ancestor spirits. They were elaborated by African artists, with the instruction of a ritual healer. They used the sculpture to treat the ill, or to turn away the dangers. They were also used for initiation rituals, in order to consecrate people into a community.