A BAYAKA TALISMAN
Bayaka people, Northern Democratic Republic of Congo
Collected by Steijler Mission SVD, Blönried, Germany
Wood, 22 x 5,5 cm
Such objects are frequently called 'fetish' figures, referring to the fact that they were believed to have magical powers or that excessive devotion was paid to them. The Bayaka Pygmies are one at least eleven different Pygmy groups in Central Africa.
Price: € 275,=