late 1800s-early 1900s
Wood and various other materials
Overall: 29.5 x 12 x 16 cm (11 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)
René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2010.440
This niksi figurine shows how the mixture of earth, resin, leaves, glass, and other items was fixed. It had been the property of “the sorcerer of Mboukou.”
This figure had lost its nkisi load on the belly, but now shows how the mixture of earth, resin, leaves, glass, and other items was fixed onto the wooden figure, supported by four nails. It had been the property of “the sorcerer of Mboukou.”
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