African Carved Tribal

ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK

ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK
ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK

ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK

ANTIQUE 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK. CARVED WOOD MASK WITH INSERTED NAILS, PROTRUDING KNOB ON HEAD ISINGLASS EYE COVERING, STRIPS OF FABRIC ATTACHED TO A WOVEN BASKET THAT EXTENDS THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND DABS OF CLAY. THE FACE IS DIVIDED INTO A SPLIT COLOR PATETTE, RED AND YELLOW TONES. A NKISI IS REGARDED AS A VESSEL FOR A SPIRIT OF THE DEAD WITH POWER TO HEAL, PROTECT OR PUNISH. CONDITION GOOD COMMENSURATE WITH AGE.

12"H x 9"W X 12 DEEP. The item "ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK" is in sale since Thursday, October 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1600-1900".

The seller is "silkboxing" and is located in Renton, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Provenance: ESTATE COLLECTION


ANTIQUE EARLY 19c AFRICAN TRIBAL ART WOOD CARVED NKISI NAIL FETISH/POWER MASK