SOLD / SOLD! MC0516 Exceptional Neckrest Songye Congo DRC Basongye superb Neckrest
Rare cephalomorphic headrest
TYPE OF OBJECT: Neck support
ETHNICITY: Songye - Basongye.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
For other available items
Bibliography - Headrests - Headrests - Bibliography
-Supports of dreams, Christiane Falgayrettes, Dapper Foundation, 1989
-Head in the stars, Neck support from Africa and elsewhere, Pierre Loos, Thomas Bayet and Sophie Caltaux, Brussels - Bruneaf - 2012
Masks - Masks
Fetishes - Power figures
Shields - Shields
Superb SONGYE Neckrest
The Songye are a people living in the wooded savannas
in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Like the Hemba, the Songye are culturally related to the Luba.
They are artistically known by their fetishes, their Kifwebe masks, their caryatid seats, their axes, shields and headrests.