Circa 19th Century
Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Wood, Horn, Leather
A kneeling figure with a disproportionate head and protruding vertical horn. The eyes are demi-lune, the nose broad and blunt and the mouth curved above an angular chin. The shoulders are angular and the arms are bent with broad hands which grasp the bulbous abdomen. The figure kneels on a circular base with the entire composition on a modern base.
Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture