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Didier Claes

Nkisi statue
Kongo Yombe, Democratic Republic of Congo
Wood, mirror, metal, pigments
H 29 cm
Provenance: collected in situ between 1902 and 1910 by the administrator Alexis Joseph Laurent; former collection of Alexis van Opstal (1874-1936), Belgium; private collection, France; private collection, Belgium
Publications/exhibitions: Cat. de la collection d'objets provenant du Congo belge appartenant à Alexis van Opstal, Belgium, 1933, cat. 8; Exh. cat., Tentoonstelling van Kongo-Kunst, Antwerp, 1937, p. 34, n° 366; Tribal Art Magazine, n° 43, 2006, p. 12;
Exh. cat. didier Claes, XXVII Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, 2014, pp.26-27, fig. 14; Bakongo. Les fétiches mi-nkondi, mi-nkisi, Paris: Ed. Alain Lecompte, 2016, p. 292.
Neyt François, Sculptures et formes d'Afrique, Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2018, pp. 58-59, fig. 12