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Power Figure – Wood, Horn, Nails – Songye – Congo


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Powerfull Songye figure. Stylistic wooden ancestor figure of the SONGYE tribe from D.R. Congo
It served to protect the family against diseases, accidents, bad spirits and bewitchment. Large pieces like these where even used to protect whole villages.
Good condition with a beautiful aged patina. The figure has a wonderful aged patina and a magical horn on top. Large and heavy piece, total length: 85 cm and 8000 gram!

Object: Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Songye
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Horn
Period: Mid half 20th century
Condition: Good
Dimensions: 85×20×18 cm
Weight: 8000 g


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