Displayed is a finely sculpted Songye fetish figure with a magical animal horn set into the crown of it’s head. These figures were owned by individuals or private households. The Songye fetish figure was used as an effective instrument for healing, fertility and protection from evil spirits, sorcerers and hostile powers..
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a Belgium collection
Materials: Wood, fiber, animal horn with custom base
Dimensions: 9 in. high x 1 3/4 in. wide
Condition: Good condition, with a vertical age crack on the right side of head to arm, the back of right and front of left foot are missing
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