Songye male fetish figure  18.4cm
Lot 193
A Songye male fetish figure 18.4cm
Sold for £15,600 (US$ 19,624) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Songye male fetish figure
the large head pierced at the top for a horn, with cap shaped coiffure, with crescent shaped eyes, the square jaw applied with two brass studs, the angular body with small naval cavity and another at the base of the spine, a snake skin band tied around the waist, the large feet placed on an oval base, the back of the base inscribed in white ink; .../1886, dark reddish patina, 18.4cm

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Bought Sotheby's. 2nd December 1957, lot 164, previously in the possession of the University Museum of Philadelphia
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