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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