9 1/2" high
Circa 19th Century
Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
A standing female ancestor figure with an oval-shaped head, coffee bean-shaped eyes, a block-like nose, rectangular mouth and pointed chin. The elongated neck is composed of concentric circles. The bent arms have large, flat hands which grab the abdomen. The legs are bent and the feet are planted on a circular base.
Songye, ancestor figure, Songye ancestor figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture