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SUBJECT minkisi
TYPE AAT
ALTERNATE nkisi
REFERENCE ID 300262566
NOTES Sculpture used to contain potent medicines that are associated with spiritual or healing power, often taking the form of carved wooden figures or assemblages of objects, such as bundles, shells, pots, and amulets. Originating in the Congo region of Africa, their use in divination, protection, and healing rites has been carried to Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, and the American South.
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CHILDREN minkondi

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