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Africa Direct

Bakongo Villi Fetish Miniature Wood African Art

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Brand Unbranded
Type of Object Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Democractic Republic of Congo
People Bakongo (Kongo)
Materials Wood, pigment, glass
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 20
Width (in) 6.5
Depth (in) 8.5
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair cracks and scratches, see photos

Figures among the Kongo fall generally into a number of identifiable categories whose interpretation can vary and cross over as to function and meaning. Other Kongo figures serve to represent ancestors or will function as shrine objects where offerings and prayers are offered to the spirits.