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Power Figure – Wood, Horn – Songye – Congo

 150,00

In stock

SKU: 53.28 Categories: , Tags: , ,
Description

Authentic 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. The face has great patina with linear scarifications.

Object: Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Songye
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood, Horn
Period: Second half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 44×12×11 cm
Weight: 1100 g
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