SONGYE SHIELDS, DRC

 SONGYE 13
29" high
$800

SONGYE 20
36.5" high
$800


SONGYE 16
35" high
$1000

SONGYE 23
25" high
$600

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

SONGYE, SHIELDS

Songye shields are all carved from single pieces of wood. The heads on the shields relate to the masks of this once warlike people from the Dem. Republic of Congo (Zaire) whose art projects an aggressive strength unparalleled in African art.

Despite their appearance, these shields show little evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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