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21. A protective statue with four heads of the SONGYE tribe in Congo.

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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.
Free shipment.
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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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

  • Reclamar a Catawiki a la menor incidencia. La figura llegó mal embalada y rota!. He tenido que devolverla al vendedor y este "señor" no ha querido reembolsarme los gastos. Mal profesional.

    kiti14 January 30, 2017

    Response by seller
    Accidents can happen during transport. the feets of a terracota figure broke during transport.Client has been paid back.

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