This mysterious Yaka figure was used by a ritual specialist in conjunction with chants, dance and the exchange of food. The Yaka janus fetish figure functioned to protect property, for treatment of illness, to assist in hunting and the protection against enemies and witchcraft.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Robert Dupierre, Paris
Materials: Wood, hide, highly encrusted fetish bundles with custom stand
Dimensions: 7 1/2 in. high x 2 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition
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