201002 - Old Tribal used African Bakongo magic Nkondi nail statue - Congo.

€175.00

201002 - Old Tribal used African Bakongo magic Nkondi nail statue - Congo.

€175.00

Old Tribal used African magic protection Nkondi nail statue from the Bakongo, Congo.

Hand carved from a single piece of wood, with color pigments.

Height: 32 cm.

Nkondi (plural varies minkondizinkondi, or ninkondi)[1] are mystical idols made by the Kongo people of the Congo region. Nkondi are a subclass of minkisi that are considered aggressive. The name nkondi derives from the verb -konda, meaning "to hunt" and thus nkondi means "hunter" because they can hunt down and attack wrong-doers, witches, or enemies.