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Muswinga ('Portable Idol' Amulet)


Lumbu (or Lumbo) amulets, referred to miswinga (sing. muswinga), are small talismanic figurines commonly used by healer-diviners (nganga) and sorcerers (ndotchi) in Gabon. They serve as a means of protection against negative influences, such as evil...

Mikisi Mihasi (Amulet)


The Luba venerate their ancestors by carving and caring for small ivory, bone, or teeth female figurines. Said to be portraits that honour revered ancestors, mikisi mihasi pendants evoke the memory of ancestral...