Songye Community Power Figure from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is 35 inches tall Merton D. Simpson. The head is decorated with feathers of the female Congo Peafowl, strips of the Common Waterbuck Antelope and White-Throated Monitor and Ringed water cobra skin. With its ribbed neck and square-shaped torso and various attachments and studs. sold for $605,000.
Auguste Delaherche (French, 1857–1940). Vase with peacock feathers, ca. 1889. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and 2011 Benefit Fund, 2013 (2013.483) #ceramics #peacock
Lot | Sotheby's LOT SOLD. 197,000 USD LEGA IVORY FIGURE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Miklós Szalay, Die Kunst Schwarzafrikas: Werke aus der Sammlung des Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich, Zurich, 1994, p. 168 http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/africanoceanic-n08994/lot.168.html