First half of the 20th century – Good condition – Provenance from Dr. Peter Westerdijk
People: SONGYE, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Materials: wood, horn, resin.
Dimensions: H 53 cm.
Provenance: Dr. Peter Westerdijk, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
A protection sculpture with 4 heads, from the SONGYE tribe of Congo.
The top was inlayed with animal horns. Characteristic features of the SONGYE. The angular arms are heading towards the stomach. Without legs. The figurine is fixed on a stand and was carved in only one piece of wood.
Sculpted in a reddish wood (chlorophora excelsa) and covered with an ointment which is palm oil based. This large SONGYE sculpture, doubly janiform represents a mythic bisexual androgyne, it is remarkable thanks to its craftsmanship and its realisation.
These figurines were supposed to protect against witchcraft and evil influences in general.
Sold with a written description of the tribe and a personal opinion from David Norden who guarantees its authenticity.
It can be viewed or picked up in the shop of David Norden in Antwerp, on appointment.
NOTE: David Norden is a seller with more than 25 years of experience and he guarantees the authenticity of his products.
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