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Power figure


Artist Unknown


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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jakekirchner  November 7, 2013

I think it looks like it is in pane but thAt is weird how it is not supposed to. It is really old looking

cadenboge  November 10, 2013

This piece of art looks like it was made from scap materials. It looks like it is kind of happy.

Emmahannum  November 10, 2013

This piece is weird. It seems like this guy is made of scrap pieces. With the nails, it looks like he is being stabbed, but still has a smile on his face. No, it is not made to create images of torture or punishment, but it still looks a little like this. It also makes me think of this man is getting stabbed with nails, but is almost resistant to them because he is so happy. This is not a piece of art I would like to have in my room, or anywhere in my house ( it would scare me), but it is a great piece of cultural art. 

Tyrell Williams  November 12, 2013

This sculpture looks like it could be some kind of a voo doo doll.  It is kind of creepy to me.

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