Female Cult Figure
15 1/4" high
Circa 19th Century
Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Wood, Glass beads
A seated female figure with an enlarged head and eyes and intricately carved coiffure. The coiffure has multiple parallel incisions; the arms and knees are bent with the hands touching each side of her chin. There are two strands of multi-colored glass beads around the figure's waist. She squats on a circular base and is supported by broad, flat feet.
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