Magical charms such as our Yanzi figure was used by a ritual specialist in divination, protection in counteracting harm and for success in hunting. A mass of magical ingredients were inserted into the abdominal cavity which assisted spirits to inhabit the figure.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Late 19th – Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Billie Pearson, San Francisco, Ex: John Huston, Director
Materials: Wood with a reddish-brown patina
Dimensions: 7 1/4 in. high x 2 1/4 in. wide
Condition: Appears in good condition with age crack on torso and neck
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