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A Songye Power Figure From Congo

Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials wood
Dimensions
W. 6 in; H. 19 in; D. 6 in;
W. 15.24 cm; H. 48.26 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Condition Good. Tribal art. Surface wear and accumulations, some losses of the feathers.
Creation Date mid-20th century
Description A Songye Power figure displayed on stand, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, likely mid 20th century. The statue displays a good amount of patina and age. Eyes are inlaid with a zinc-like metal and nose with a brass plate, inset with small discs all over the bodies and decorated with feathers. The neck is coiled and pasted with a substance. It appears to be an authentic piece collected from the field and used as a small personal ritual item, but it is not clear of its provenance as an estate found.
It is 17 inch high without the base.
Styles / Movements African, Traditional, Tribal
Incollect Reference Number 284275
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