Rare Songye Power Baimba Nikisi Community Figure: A Symbol of Authority and Tribal Heritage PRICE REQUEST

Dive into the Heart of Africa with the Rare Songye Power Baimba Nikisi 🌍 A masterpiece standing at 71cm, showcasing the finest details from the Songye community. From its circular wedge base, square arms, to the mesmerizing coffee bean eyes, it’s an embodiment of heritage and artistry. Explore now at www.maatafricanart.co.uk.

Description

In the vast tapestry of African artistry, few pieces resonate as deeply as the Songye Baimba Nikisi. This rare community figure, painstakingly carved from wood, epitomizes the spiritual and aesthetic values of the Songye community.

Features:

  • Base: The figure stands proudly on a circular wedge base, symbolizing its grounding and importance.
  • Anatomy: The swollen abdomen, held by hands on either side, leads up to a diamond-shaped nose. The forward-projecting truncated chin and a raised crescent mouth showcase intricate teeth detailing.
  • Physique: Defined powerful muscular legs seamlessly integrate with square shoulders, further accentuated by square arms and the striking coffee bean eyes.
  • Power Attributes: Adorning this artifact are the bound bishimba complemented by a radiant copper necklace, and two large tusks. The ensemble of blue and white glass beads, the allure of animal skin brass bell, and two small tusks tied to bound bishimba with a horn at the waist add further depth to its spiritual significance.

At 71cm in height, this figure not only adds aesthetic value but also brings a rich heritage of the Songye tribe into any collection.

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