Bakongo / Kongo Nkondi Hermaphroditic Nail Fetish Figure
Power Figure African Wooden Carved Statue; Bakongo / Kongo Nkondi Hermaphroditic Nail Fetish Figure Bakongo Nail Fetish, Late 19th Century or very early 20th Century.
Nkondi 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.
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