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€

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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.