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Shield - Wood - Songye - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Shield – Wood – Songye – DR Congo


Object Shield
Ethnic group: Songye
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 37x33x10 cm
Weight: 1700 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 22.168 Category: Search for: , , ,

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.