Our Kongo fetish figure or “Niksi” was used for healing, hunting, judicial disputes, to combat witchcraft and for protection. Niksi figures were carved to function as a container with magical powers embedded into or attached to it’s body.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a New Mexico collection
Materials: Wood, animal hide, fiber, glass eyes and organic material
Dimensions: 9 in. high x 3 in. wide
Condition: Figure in fine condition with small crack in rear base
Shipping: Included within continental United States. International shipping, please contact us for rates.