Nice stylistic Yaka figure. The Democratic Republic of the Congo
This fetish figure or power figure, is attributed to the Yaka people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This figure would generally be used by diviners in the healing and protection rituals performed by them. They were however used by individuals, families and entire villages too in the fight against evil, to destroy or weaken any evil spirits that were present, to help prevent and even cure sickness, to solidify contracts or agreements between tribes and people, and to repel bad deeds.