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Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Songye Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Height: 7 1/4 in (18.4 cm)

Very good condition for an object of this type and age. There is a stable, shallow vertical age crack to the back and an old loss to the proper left big toe. Some minor scratches and abrasions. Wonderful deep, oily, aged patina. The sculpture is firmly attached to a modern wood base.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Karel Plasmans, Brussels, collected in situ between 1955-1970
Private Collection, acquired from the above in 1970
Christie’s, Paris, December 3, 2015, lot 83, consigned by the estate of the above
Acquired at the above auction with the assistance of Heinrich Schweizer, New York