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Big Songye Ornated Power Figure - Zaire, D.R.C. Congo

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Big Songye Ornated Power Figure - Zaire,  D.R.C. Congo

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$ 171 Bidder 0045
02-07-2017 18:57:03
$ 114 Bidder 0260
01-07-2017 11:52:58

Early 20th century - Good condition - Peter Westerdijk Collection

Big Songye Ornated Power Figure with a strong expression - Zaire, D.R.C. Congo

Wood, dark brown shiny sweeting patina, raffia loincloth, facial features and posture in characteristic manner of the Songye with cupper nails inserted and remains of palm oil offerings , hole in the abdomen with magical substances covered with cupper, metal bell on the side, horn in the head broken ( top missing), slightly damages, cracks along the belly filled with oiled clothing( indigenous restoration) , cracks on the foot, see pictures. Rope and bird feathers on the back.

The magical materials, or bishimba, which activated this figure are particularly diverse and befitting of a figure of this importance. Drawn from the natural world, they make reference to the attributes of the earth and animals and call upon their powers.

Size: H 60 cm 23,6 inch

People: Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Medium: wood, glass pearls, Horn, raffia.
Classification: Nkisi for personal divination and protection.
Condition: cracks in the wood , see pictures.
Origin: Peter Westerdijk Collection Utrecht.
Age: -early XXTh century.

Old impressive Songye with a strong fearful expression.
Compare with the Alan Stone Songye: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/so-stone-part-ii-n09224/lot.67.html

Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden.

NOTE: David Norden, is a dealer with over 25 years experiece, who guarantees this Songye's authenticity.
Seller guarantees this item's authenticity.

May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.

Free shipping. Sent by registered and insured mail up to €500 with Track & Trace (higher insurance value on request).

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Feedback score: 98.6%
Reviews given: 71
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    D.Norden est un excellent vendeur.LA qualité est là/ Le couple Dogon est d'une élégance simple/Le Songye et les3 Teke Mbuti rivalisent par leur authenticité

    lovviere July 22, 2017

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    Perfecte service en documentatie.

    urolmaas July 19, 2017

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    All ways perfect transactions, excellent seller. Thank you

    fernando4878 May 24, 2017

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    Tutto bene. Oggetto interessante

    renatowiki May 23, 2017

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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

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