Lot 222: Two Songye figurines

People: Songye
DR Congo
H: 9" and 10 3/4"
The first with incised brow and heavy eyes over a wide mouth, the figure kneeling on an integral base - The top of the head open for insertion of materials, possibly from the Songye hinterland with the Luba or Kusu. The second with wide classical eyes and face, hobnail decoration, the body with abdominal cavity empty. Fine old surfaces. Each on a custom base.

Ex. NY Private collection


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