SOLD / SOLD! MC1341 Grand Fetish SONGYE Large Power Figure Fetish Congo DRC
Necklace of old glass beads, cowrie eyes, a horn stuck on the forehead
A statue with a very very similar look (except the ringed neck, the absence of horn and the patina) was sold at Christie's in 2013 (link and/or photos on request)
They are used in "magical" rites serving the interest and well-being of an individual or the entire community. (Art and Power in the Savannah of Central Africa, p. 72-73)
TYPE OF OBJECT: Fetish (Nkishi).
ETHNICITY: Songye – Basongye.
ORIGIN: Democratic Republic of Congo.
74 cm with the horn
78 cm with the base
For other available items
- Art from Africa, Oceania and North America, CHRISTIE'S, PARIS - 10 DEC. 2013, lot 102 (link and or photos on request)
Masks - Masks
Fetishes - Power figures
Shields - Shields
Beautiful large SONGYE Power Figure (NKISHI)
Beautiful fetish, very expressive, the silhouette is slender and graceful, almost soothing when compared with some very massive fetishes with an "aggressive" appearance.
Necklace of old glass beads, cowry eyes, a horn stuck on the forehead
A very very similar looking statue (except the ringed neck, the absence of horn and the patina) was sold at Christie's in 2013 (link and / or photos on request)