Rattle figure Songye - SOLD OUT

The rattles were used during rituals and were reported to ancestor worship, together with statues. It may be that the soothsayers summon the spirits or repel the mistreatment.
The small spheres are always surmounted by a bust, here surmounted by a rounded head representing a Songye mask.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
31 x 5 cm
Expert's estimate
Ethnic group
Songye / Basongye
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Very good