Songye Tribe, Democratic Republic of Congo

Height : 10,5 cm    Age : 1st half of 20th Century

Materials :
wood, organic materials, plant fibers

Charismatic protecting object with hole in the head filled by residues of magical substances. Those small statues presenting ancestors were used as fetish against diseases or to increase fertility. 

Provenience :
Belgian collection

Price :
4500 CZK