Big elegant Nkisi Nkondi with red tongue - The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nkondi (plural varies Minkondi, Zinkondi, or Ninkondi are mystical idols made by the Kongo people of the Congo region. Nkondi are a subclass of minkisi that are considered aggressive. The name Nkondi derives from the verb -Konda, meaning "to hunt" and thus Nkondi means "hunter" because they can hunt down and attack wrong-doers, witches, or enemies. ( source : Wikipedia ).
First half of the 20th Century Height 46 cm. Width 17 cm. Nice condition for its use Bought on an Auction