RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)

This 8-inch tall 19th century Nkisi Nkondi power figure is in excellent condition, with the original spear insert completely intact, which is rare for a piece this age. Characteristically produced by the Kongo people indigenous of Africa, these early power figures were covered in old-cut nails and referred to as "nail fetish" pieces. The age of the piece can truly be seen in the oxidization of the old-cut nails, and the aged look of the wood and cowrie shell. The cowrie shell is placed in the center of the warrior to represent power, an integral part of a great warrior. Whether you are an avid collector or just culturally appreciative, this piece is certainly an eye-catcher, and is rich with historical traditions. Don't miss out on such a great place! Check out our other listings for more!

Sale Price: $299.00

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Item ID: ART10037

RARE Collectible Nkisi Nkondi "Power Figure, Nail Fetish" 19th Century Figure (ART10037)

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