WOOD , HEIGHT 55CM
The Songye reside in an eastern central area of the DRC on the western side of the Lualaba river on a forest covered plateau. They are well known for their striking Kifwebe masks and for their fetish figures. This very powerful figure shows the typical square shaped open mouth, triangular nose and globular eyes. In addition strips of metal were attached to counter evil spirits. Part of the head is hollowed and has extra magical objects inserted. Fetish materials and other special objects like snake skin, feathers and metal necklaces are attached.