The Museum Journal | Fetish Figures Of Equatorial Africa
By: H. Hall View PDF. The Museum is about to open a new exhibition of African and South Pacific Art and the time is appropriate to look for the motives that underlie these products. The exhibition will be more intelligible and interesting if seen in connection with the following related facts. In the present article I confine myself to the group of African wooden fetish figures. In another article I propose to treat of some other features of the exhibition. The carved wooden figures of human beings and animals which are so typical of the art of equatorial Africa, especially in the interior and the west, are commonly grouped under the name of fetishes.
Nkondi plural varies minkondi , zinkondi , or ninkondi  are mystical statuettes 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.
Order by:. Available to:. Free Shipping. This is a genuine antique. An ancient African Songye Nkishi festish wooden, carved in wood, from Congo.