A Songye facemask
Lot 748
A Songye facemask
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
£7,100 - 8,900
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A Songye facemask
Democratic Republic of Congo, carved in classical form, the female mask with heavily striated surface; the concave face with blackened eyes, nasal ridge, mouth, and chin. Original fiber beard and remains of costume with pointed empowering mass atop.
height 14 ½in (excluding attachments)


  • Provenance:
    Peter Boyd, Seattle