A rare Babinji/Songye fetish statue. The head and body covered with small holes, probably representing injuries caused by smallpox. Wood with remains of paint, cloth. First quarter of the 20th century, or older, DR Congo.
Ex private collection the Netherlands, gallery Mr. Joop Felius, 1960’s Private collection Mr. J. de Lange, Pijnacker, 2005, by desent of mrs. De Lange, 2019.
Height 48,6 cm.
Good, some wear of old age, nice patina of old age.