Songye Ancestral Figure, D.R. Congo
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Description of Significance:
The Songye Ancestral Figural Sculpture from the Democratic Republic of Congo is a remarkable piece of African art. These sculptures are typically used within homes as a protective or healing magic figure. They are believed to provide a physical link between the world of gods and men, and to embody the spiritual forces that protect and guide individuals and families.
These sculptures are created by highly skilled Songye artists, who use traditional techniques and materials such as wood, metal, and cloth. The figures often feature exaggerated facial features and other unique details that reflect the artist's individual style and creativity.
- Handcrafted in the D. R. Congo
Dimensions (in inches):
- Depth: 3.5"
- Width: 3.5"
- Height: 12"
- Indigenous wood
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Hemingway Gallery regards antique African art as the best artistic expression of aesthetic beauty and storytelling throughout the known history of art. Aside from artistic taste, African art accrues value in different ways than other genres, including use in ceremonial settings as well as age. 50 years can be regarded as old or antique when it comes to wood masks and totems. Hemingway Gallery provides both authoritative insight and context into each artifact in the collection, possessing and readily exhibiting direct, intimate knowledge of the source and pedigree. The goal is to preserve and curate one-of-a-kind artifacts of importance while creating a platform for the acquisition of spectacular unique pieces within financial reach.
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