BaKongo power figure NKISI
Private collection, London, UK
Central African power figures are among the ubiquitous genres identified with African art. Conceived to house specific mystical forces, they were collaborative creations of Kongo sculptors and ritual specialists.
There are also vestiges of an abdominal cavity for medicinal matter that originally attracted the figure's defining force. The various metals embedded in the figure's expansive torso attest to its central role as witness and enforcer of affairs critical to its community. They document vows sealed, treaties signed, and efforts to eradicate evil. Ultimately, this work inspired reflection on the consequences of transgressing established codes of social conduct.
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- Figura de poder
- Nombre de objeto indígena
- NKISI N'KONDI
- Grupo étnico/cultura
- Región / país
- República Democrática del Congo
- Madera, Metal, Textil, Vidrio
- Se vende con soporte
- 57×18×23 cm