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This is a wonderful Large Zaire Tribal Carved Power Figure. It is 35 inches in height and 10 inches wide. This sculpture called an nkisi nkondi (en-KEE-see en-KAHN-dee). These sculptures were known as nail figures amd were used for protecting the village curing illnesses settling disputes sealing agreements and destroying enemies. The term nkisi refers to the spirit of the figure. Nkondi refers to the figure itself and comes from the verb konda -to hunt-. These interesting sculptures were thought to capture liars thieves and others who undermine society. GOLD/METAL TYPE: NONE SKU: 762344