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
Georges Frederick Keller, Davos
Paolo Morigi, Lugano
Steven van de Raadt and Kathy van der Pas, Rotterdam
Morigi, P., Raccolta di un amatore d'arte primitiva, Bern, 1980, p.348, no.304