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
Inventory #A3088
Price: $1,500
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