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Songye pair of wooden sandals for a dignitary

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1930: item # 1193619

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Bradenton, FL 34281

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$2,400.00....further provenance on request

Songye pair of wooden sandals for a dignitary
The imprinted, ghostly images of the owner's feet can still be seen on this fine pair of regal sandals. The tongs, or posts, are made of ivory and each feature typical Songye heads with serious faces showing an expression of composure and dignity. From the D.R.Congo, early 20th century. 12" each in length. Very fine condition with slight losses and varied, natural patinas. Quite rare. Provenance: Florida private collection since the 1980's.

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