Lot 134: A fine Songye fetish figure--Ex. Segy

A fine Songye fetish figure, Songye, Eki chiefdom; D.R. Congo

Of classical form, the figure with enlarged head with carved wooden horn inserted at the apex, the face with wedge-shaped nose, eyes with arching brows and an open mouth, brass tacks on eyes, the temples and forehead, remains of attack of the nose; the neck along with strands of white Dutch glass tile beads, squared shoulders and hands on the abdomen, the navel with metal insert, the legs bent at the knees and large feet standing on an integral base. Excellent patina and signs of use, oily surface still exuding oil. H. 12 1/4" (excluding attachment)

This lot is accompanied by a statement of authentication by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois and the original Photo-certificate from Segy gallery.

Property from the estate of Rudolph de Harak

Ex. Segy Gallery, NY 1967 (photo certificate accompanies lot)
Ex. Rudolph de Harak, ME

Price Realized: $32,500

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