Circa 19th Century
Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
A standing male figure with a disproportionate head and elongated facial features. The eyes are almond-shaped, the beard shaped into a triangular carving. The cylindrical neck leads to an angular chest and rounded shoulders. The arms are bent with broad hands and large fingers which grasp the bulbous abdomen. The truncated legs have bent knees and broad, flat feet on a circular base.
Songye, ancestor figure, Songye ancestor figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture