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Power statue (nkisi) of a standing woman of the Kongo people

Vili [people]Late 19th – early 20th Century

MAS

MAS
Antwerp, Belgium

There are very few female nkisi figures with averted heads. The MAS has two such standing figures, probably made by the same hand. The were acquired at the beginning of the 20th century.

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  • Title: Power statue (nkisi) of a standing woman of the Kongo people
  • Creator: Vili [people]
  • Date Created: Late 19th – early 20th Century
  • Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Physical Dimensions: height: 50.5cm – width: 19.3cm – depth: 14.5cm
  • Subject Keywords: Ethnographic collection
  • Type: Figure
  • Medium: Metal, wood
  • ID: AE.0609
  • Department: Ethnographic collection – Africa
  • Acquisition: Donation from Louis Franck (1920)

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