This Songye fetish figure was owned by an individual, used for healing, fertility and protection from evil spirits sorcerers and hostile powers.  The sensitive, small figure is sculpted in a frontal pose rising from a circular base.  It supports a short trunk with finely carved hands resting on the abdomen. The face is stylized and there are holes on top of the head, abdomen, ears and arms from use.

Origin:  Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance:  Ex: Julius Konietzko, Germany
Materials:  Wood with custom stand
Dimensions:  7 in. high x 1 1/2  in. wide
Condition:  Overall good condition, there is old loss where the right arm meets the torso
and slight abrasion on the base.

Inventory #A3118
Price: $675
Shipping: Included within continental United States. International shipping, please contact us for rates.

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