All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1159667 (stock #pmpc0003)
Offered is a Nail Fetish power figure from the Congo, formerly known as Zaire, made 20th century post WWII. The dimensions are: 21" (H) x 12" (W) x 8" (D) Fetishes were protective figures used by individuals, families, or whole communities to destroy or weaken evil spirits, prevent or cure illnesses, repel bad deeds, solemnize contracts or oath-taking, and decide arguments. A diviner or holy person would activate the statue, using magical substances...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1159663 (stock #000640)
Offered is a post World War II Bobo (Burkina Faso) ritual mask having extending disk form headdress above animal-like face, having square mouth, with black, red and white polychrome decoration. The dimensions are: 32" (H) - 40" with stand x 11 1/2" (W) x 18" (D). In very good vintage condition showing appropriate signs of age and use. Provenance Property from the Laurence Rathsack Collection of Tribal Art sold to benefit Rockford College