This Yaka fetish figure was carved to function as a container with magical power embedded into it’s abdomen. Ritual specialists invoked the fetish for the intervention against illness, to assist in hunting and to neutralize and inflict injury upon enemies and witches.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a private American collection
Materials: Wood, leather and feathers with custom stand
Dimensions: 7 in. high x 3 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Appears in good condition, missing front of right foot
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