Congo Nail Fetish Sculpture

Serpent fetish nail sculpture from the Congo, central Africa circa early 1920’s. The figure has mirrored eyes to house the ancestral spirit or ‘nkisi force’ and patinated nails in the torso. Nails are driven into the effigy during ceremonial ritual with the intention to drive illness from the part of the body in which the nails are inserted.

Measurements Height: 6" x Width: 14" x Depth: 7"
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