Nail Fetish Figure Nkisi Bakongo People From D. R. Congo
Nail Fetish Figure Nkisi Bakongo People From D. R. Congo.
Activated by a spiritual force or ancestral spirit, the Nail fetish, Nkisi, served to expose wrongdoers and restore health to the body or spirit. As a divination object, the Nkisi would be pierced with nails, summoning it to moral duty. With its protruding abdominal recepticale, deep- set glass eyes and baring teeth, the Nkisi embodies a powerful force.
Measurements are: 18.5 inches (47 cm) by 8.5 inches (22 cm)