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Female Statute
Terra Cotta Vessel - Woman with Hips
Songye Fetish Power Figure (Nkisi)
Warrior Mask
Female Fertility Figure
Female Fertility Figure
Masks With Cowrie Shells

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Songye Fetish Power Figure (Nkisi)

Protector of the Village Songye People The Democratic Republic of the Congo The power figure is used as a protector of the village from evil forces and disease. The power of the figure depends on the ingredients contained in the horn set into the head or concealed in the abdominal cavity.