9 1/2" high
Circa 19th Century
Songye, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
A standing female figure with an enlarged oval head, coffee bean-shaped eyes, a block-like nose and projecting oval mouth. The bent arms with large, flat hands grasp the abdomen. The legs are bent and the feet stem from a circular base.
Songye, ancestor figure, Songye ancestor figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture