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Auction 1045, African and Oceanian Art, 27.01.2015, 14:00, Brussels Lot 240

A SONGYE COMMUNITY POWER FIGURE 

 Democratic Republic of the CongoA SONGYE COMMUNITY POWER FIGURE , Auction 1045 African and Oceanian Art, Lot 240

A SONGYE COMMUNITY POWER FIGURE 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Standing with hands to each side of the prominent abdomen, embossed metal strips to cheeks, nose and forehead, reptilian skin bound fetish material about the neck and waist, fur attached to the top of the head, in the mouth and on the buttocks, a string of bells about the waist, the circular base covered with hide secured with metal band, two wooden carrying sticks, glossy black patina.

94 cm. high

Provenance

Provenance:

Georges Frederick Keller, Davos

Paolo Morigi, Lugano

Steven van de Raadt and Kathy van der Pas, Rotterdam

Literature

Literature:

Morigi, P., Raccolta di un amatore d'arte primitiva, Bern, 1980, p.348, no.304

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