lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head
lidded container with human head

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lidded container with human head

Songo (Congolese)


Collected by Mr. Castelain before 1911 in Rungu village, Bomokandi zone, Uele region, Belgian Congo; acquired by Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium, in 1911.(1)
By exchange to Morton Lipkin of (Lipkin Gallery Ltd, London) in 1974.(2)
Sold to William W. Brill [1918-2003] in1974.(3)
His estate sale (Sotheby's, New York) in 2006. (4)
Purchased by IMA in 2006.
(1) The registration number of the container was MCB 3370 (erased with traces remaining on lid, proper right, beside the sewing line). Information courtesy of Boris Wastiau, Curator, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium, in correspondence, November 2006.
(2) Ibid.
(3) Acquired by Brill on February 15, 1974, as per letter from Lipkin in IMA Historical File.
(4) See Sotheby's, New York, The William W. Brill Collection of African Art, November 17, 2005, lot no. 115 (ill.).

Object Information

artist
Songo (Congolese)
culture
Zande people
creation date
1900-1910
materials
wood, bark
dimensions
H: 20 5/8 in.
mark descriptions
Pyro engraved on base: Song DekVoi (have not translated "DekVoi") - possibly a location or family reference.
Inscribed in white pigment, at upper vase, Brill collection inventory number: 578
.
accession number
2006.114A-C
credit line
Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art with the Mrs. Pierre F. Goodrich Endowed Art Fund, Roger G. Wolcott Fund, The Beeler Fund and the Russell and Becky Curtis Art Purchase Endowment Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
African Art
colors