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Title

Power figure

Artist

Artist Unknown

Date

early 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G250
Power figure, Artist Unknown
Power figure: Gallery Label - Current
Nail Figure (Nkisi Nkondi):
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Medium: Ceremonial Objects | Wood, natural fibers, glass, metal, undetermined materials
Size: 15 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (40.0 x 24.8 x 18.4 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Culture: Kongo culture, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: Nkisi Nkonde (nail fetish); a fetish figure in wood; the surface is covered with a variety of accoutrements: nails, reed, shells, bone, wood, string and clay; the 'magic' receptacle in the abdominal area bears a mirror
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 71.3
Artist: Artist Unknown
Role: Artist
Nationality:
Added to Site: February 28, 2009