ANTIQUE Yaka Janus POWER FETISH w/ Intact Bundle!
ANTIQUE Yaka Janus POWER FETISH w/ Intact Bundle
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo, Yaka people (Provenance: Ex. Collection of Judy Harris, Los Angeles )
Period/Date: Early 20th century
Materials: hardwood, metal, cloth, fiber, string, fetish material
Description: This Janus power figure fetish has a custom wood base and retains its original cloth-covered bundle with encrusted patina. It has a curled aluminum ring and cloth scarf surrounding the neck. Its dual faces are expressive and classical with scarification and small holes around the ears for wooden inserts. Its legs/ feet have a dry varied patina where it was covered with cloth, while its head has a darker richer patina from handling. It has a strong yet elegant presence.
Dimensions: Height 15.5" (39.5 cm), Width 3.75" ( cm 9.5)