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Songye Power Figure Nkishi Congo African Tribal Fetish - No Reserve For Sale
Nice small Songye power figure with the horn intact. The Songye live on the left bank of the Lualaba River in an area of
savanna crossed by numerous major river systems. They have a long
history of migration and cultural interchange with the Hemba, Kuba,
Tetela, Luluwa and especially with the Luba from whom they are said to
have originated. Magical beliefs and practice are widespread among the
Songye people who use figures such as this on family or village altars
where they contact the spirits of ancestors, nature spirits, and where
offerings and prayers are given. Power figures among the Songye are
known as buanga while the same figure is commonly called a âfetishâ
when placed in Western collections with misplaced implications. Size: Height: 14" width: 3.5" depth: 4"Provenance- some of my items have solid provenance, others like this do not. I will never make a claim a specific age or tribal usage unless I have iron-clad documentation (and as we all know even that can be false). Have you noticed some sellers here who have sold over 4000 items and have listed them all as "early 20th century?" It is an outstanding example of African craftsmanship and artistry.
Additional Information: I have paid quite a bit for my collection over the years but will set a low starting price and let you decide what they are worth to you. The low starting price is not an indication of low value. These pieces are beautiful, quality collector’s items.Shipping: Free Domestic shipping (USA) International - I am trying the shipping calculator again. You pay only the actual shipping charge (no handling fee). If the amount displayed looks wrong it probably is. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
I will gladly combine shipping to save you money on multiple items.
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Songye Power Figure Nkishi Congo African Tribal Fetish - No Reserve: $166