Lot 18

Important fetish presenting a character with symbolically oversized feet on a circular pedestal. His powerful hands are placed on his belly in a nurturing gesture and his face has a beautiful dynamic expression.
Wood, ancient brown patina with localized brown patina, wrought iron nail on the cap and horn with prophylactic materials.
Songye, Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th century
Height without horn: 45 cm
Height with: 56 cm

Provenance: Mark Eglinton