Songye Figure

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Tshofa region of the Kalebwe ya Ntambwe
  • Late 19th - early 20th century
  • Heavy wood, buffalo horn, animal skin (probably an antelope), metal, iron and copper blades, necklaces made of blue and white glass, another one of snake skin.
  • H. 80 cm
  • Provenance :

• Collected in 1940 by a Swedish missionary, Mr. Ephraïm Andersson

• Keita Segou

• Dr. Michel Gau, Saint-Tropez, France

Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen