Songye. <em>Power Figure (Nkishi)</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, metal, organic materials, 8 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (21.7 x 6.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 56.6.43. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.6.43_front_PS6.jpg)

Power Figure (Nkishi)


Medium: Wood, metal, organic materials

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (21.7 x 6.0 cm)



Accession Number: 56.6.43

Image: 56.6.43_front_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Full wooden figure. Large head, protruding chin, hair dress, protruding stomach. Short legs, wide rounded feet on rounded base. Metal knob in head, nail in stomach. CONDITION: Fair, oily.

Brooklyn Museum