Songye Shield (A97(1))

RM 490

1 in stock

SKU: A97(1) Category:

Carved by the Songye people of Democratic Republic of Congo. This traditional Songye shield is known by their decorative patterns and repetition of forms. They were used obviously as a defensive weapon, as well as a decorative item and ritual mask and has a lot of symbolic meaning. The shield is carved from a single piece of wood and has a fine relief with polychrome hues.

Approx. Size:
Height 46.5cm
Diameter 32cm
Weight 1.2kg

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