Signed and dated in print, l.l.: Tancrède ; l.l.: T Abraham sculp. ; l.r.: Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris ; l.c.: LA JOUANE Paris, Publié par CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79, Rue Richilieu. ; u.r.: 276.
Cloth figure of a human, bound around human remains. The figure is in a seated position with arms outstretched. The torso and neck are cylindrical and elongated.
Muzidi are depictions of ancestral spirits. Once properly activated, they protect their descendants from general misfortune and illness. Like minkisi, they accomplish this by connecting beings from different points of existence. Although they are inhabited by specific ancestors, their form does not represent them physically. Muzidi are deactivated when the ancestor spirit leaves it, reverted back to a inanimate object.