Statue of Power Nkisi - Songye Basongye - Congo DRC

Statue of Power Nkisi - Songye Basongye - Congo DRC
mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

42 x 11 cm.
Wood, feathers, fabric.
Former Blaise Tribal Art, Brussels.

Cubist allure. The figure is armless. Instead, it presents a long ringed neck, of the most geometric ones. The figure is standing on a promontory.
This object is supposed to ward off evil curses and bad natural elements.
The patina presents wonderful wear. This object will delight collectors of atypical pieces, going against the tide of great classics.
Very expressive face, the hairdo made of feathers is still remaining, but it is very likely to be more recent than the piece itself.

Cf. L'art Africain, Kerchache, 2008.
Cf. SONGYE, F. Neyt, Fonds Mercator, 2009.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Statue of Power Nkisi
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Songye Basongye
Mid 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
42×11×0 cm
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