Yaka figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
wood, plant fiber, pigment
14.5" tall
Early 20th Century, definite signs of age and use
Ex private collection, US

Inventory # RT75


Shrines with sculptures were established to assure success in hunting and some figures were used by diviners as
they sought to counteract the forces of witchcraft. Figures such as this were also used to inflict, to heal,  and to
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