Lot: 44

Magical male figure 'nkisi' with a long neck, prominent penis and goatee, ears placed far back on the head with perforated external ear and mouth in the shape of a figure-eight.
Girdle filled with magical substances. Rafia attached to upper arm.
Wood, horn, brass nail, rafia.
Remnants of wooden pegs in coiffure.
Surface has brown-gray weathered patina. Burn marks on face.

Left calf and foot missing, right calf and foot noticably bitten.

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Hammer Price: 5,500 €

115B -
03. June 2014 at


Cf. Vittorio Carini, A Hidden Heritage, Milan 2004, pl. 238-243.