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Nkisi statue
Gekozen door Jochem, Michael
Nkisi statue
Nkisi statue
Did the multitude of copper nails which are all over this nkishi (ritual figure) form a protection against smallpox as an author claims about a similar songye figure? What we do know is that there was a smallpox epidemic which claimed numerous victims in the Songye district in the 1880s.
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— Jochem, Michael