Lot 211A: A fine and important Songye figure

A fine and important Songye figure. Songye people, DR Congo. H: 27”. The figure of classical form with rounded head with large eyes, wide nose and jutting mouth, native copper hammered studs applied to the eyes and chest. The body well carved with arms akimbo, hands resting on the abdomen, cavity for the insertion of magical materials, now empty. The legs bent at the knees, the figure on an integral base. A group of fetish objects tied to the figure’s proper left arm, and remains of a fetish mass atop the head with a nail and organic material still attached. A fine figure, on a custom base. Ex. Collection Emerson Woelfer, Los Angeles.

Price Realized: $1,200

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