Lot: 458

87th Tribal Art Auction

Standing power figure "nkisi", before 1910

D. R. Congo, Songe

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
French Collection H: 10.2 inch 1500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, remains of pigments, bulky feet, torso with angular shoulders and with arms tight to the body, large elongated head with projecting chin, min. dam., crack (base), slight traces of abrasion. Early style, probaby from the region of Belande.

Neyt, Francois, Songye, Brussels 2004, p. 50, ill. 10 (same carver)