Lot 229: A Superb Songye figure

People: Songye
DR Congo
H: 17 3/4"
Finely carved with well patinated rounded head with a horn emerging at the apex, the forehead with old hobnails, above a well carved and balanced face. The neck with rows of beads, the shoulders squared and powerful, holes pierced to the sides of the arms, one with a small figurine attached. The belly with a magical charge covered with feathers that merge into an elaborately woven feathered loin covering. Exceptional patina and signs of use. On a custom base.

Pierre Dartevelle, Belgium; A signed photo certificate included.

Price Realized: $14,000

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