|Second half 20th century
|Sold with stand:
|Good condition, used with some signs of wear
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Colorful wooden sun shield from the Songye tribe of DR Congo. This traditional Songye shield was not only used as a defensive weapon, but also used as decorative and ritual mask and has a lot of symbolic meaning. The shield is carved from wood and has a fine relief with polychrome hues.
The Songye face is recognizable by their decorative patterns and repetition of forms.
Good condition with visible signs of wear and tear.