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Songye figurative dignitary stick (N° 18093)

Similar in design to the Kibangos of the neighbouring Luba, this Songye scepter is divided into several sections between which appears a sculpted representation of the fetishes in use within the group. Oiled black patina.
The Songye came from the Shaba region of the DRC and settled between the Lualaba River and the Sankuru River in the middle of the savannah and forests. They are governed by the Yakitengé and local chiefs. The secret society Bwadi however, counterbalances their power. Their male masks, with occult powers, were displayed in punitive and disciplinary expeditions. Their appearances remained linked to divinatory and socio-political objectives. (Luba, F. Neyt)  

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Originex-collection suisse
EthnySongye
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height128
Width12
Weight0.85 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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