Recto: Signed in graphite, l.r.: Lovis Corinth/ [indecipherable word]/1924; blind stamped, u.r.: a double circle (D. 3 cm)
Verso: written in red pencil, center: 95; inscribed in graphite, center: westermann 61; inscribed in graphite, u.r.: 273, crossed over in red pencil; attached label, u.l.: Mills College Art Gallery, California/ number125/ exhibitor Westermann
Carved wooden human figure attached to an animal's horn. A plug or mushroom shaped projection extends from the human figure's head.
Nkisi is a generic term for a class of power objects. These objects are employed as solutions to social and physical problems. They are ritually charged objects, able to facilitate movement of spirits between differnet points of existence.
Inscribed in plate, l.l. corner: "Gio Giacomo Rossi Formi Roma alla Pace"; l.l. "G.MF-1540/Nic^o uan aelst/for. Romae" Watermark: crowned, encircled fleur-de-lys; similar to Briquet 7111; very similar to Heawood 1633, 1641.