Bellows

Bellows

Regular price $225.00 $980.00 Sale

Songye tribe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Early 20th c.
28"H X 13.5"W X 6.5"D

A marvelous but curious sculpture, this piece is actually a bellows! A goatskin bag would have been stretched over the four openings and pumped to blow air through the bottom post, which is hollow. A great conversation piece, a bit of tribal culture, and a pleasing sculpture as well, this piece has it all.