Songye Female Figure, Uruwa region, Democratic Republic of Congo
height 8in (20.5cm)
nkisi, wearing a domed cap with drilled cavity on top retaining portions of bone or horn insert, the face with lenticular eyes, triangular nose and rectangular mouth, standing with her hands on distended abdomen with the navel cavity now empty, broad hips leading to large legs and feet carved in relief on the round base; glossy honey-brown patina.
Lavuun Quackelbeen, Brussels
Marc Felix, Brussels
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis
Icons of Perfection: Figurative Sculpture from Africa, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN, 2005