Songye: The Formidable Statuary of Central Africa

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Songye: The Formidable Statuary of Central Africa - Neyt, Francois, O.S
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A tribal people located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Songye are best known for their distinctive statuaries and masks, which for centuries have been used to protect villages, ward off enemies, and bring fertility and wealth. Approximately one thousand of these pieces are shown in this vibrant collection. The Songye often named their statues and decorated them with horns, skins, beads, tacks, shells, and bits of cloth. As a result, each item displays a singular, impressive identity. Considered to be ...

Songye: The Formidable Statuary of Central Africa 2009, Prestel Publishing

ISBN-13: 9783791343617

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