Elton: The form is fairly recognizable as Kongo *nkisi nkondi*, but I would be surprised if indeed its age is quite as indicated. The figure strikes me as
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The form is fairly recognizable as Kongo nkisi nkondi, but I would be surprised if indeed its age is quite as indicated. The figure strikes me as rather more recent and more likely among copious contemporary reproductions of the form adorned with a variety of materials and applied substances to create an impression of greater age, prior usage and ritual authenticity.
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