Lot 225: A fine Songye figure

People: Songye
DR Congo
H: 27"
The figure of classical form with rounded head with large eyes, wide nose and jutting mouth. The body well carved with arms akimbo, hands resting on the abdomen, cavity for the insertion of magical materials. The legs bent at the knees, the figure on an integral base. Overall painted with black material and having various appendages tied on, copper hammered in and metal atop the head. A fine figure, on a custom base.

Ex. Emerson Woelfer collection, CA


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