An object believed to have magical powers, especially one capable of bringing to fruition its owner's plans; sometimes regarded as the abode of a supernatural power or spirit.(pr. FE-təsh)Examples: Africa, Zaire, Yombe, Chiloango River valley, Standing male figure (nkisi nkondi, mangaaka type), nineteenth century, wood, iron, raffia, pigment, kaolin and red camwood, 44 x 15 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches (111.8 x 39.7 x 3.5 cm), Dallas Museum of Art. See African art.Africa, Za?re, Yombe or Woyo, Fetish, wood, nails, metal fragments, small chain, traces of polychrome, 97.5 x 47 x 28 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.