Tanzania, Nyamwezi people, First half of the 20th century, Ancient anthropomorphic statuette with deep patina

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 38090, Villefontaine, France

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    Ancient anthropomorphic statuette with deep patina

    Tanzania, Nyamwezi people
    First half of the 20th century

    Monoxyle statuette representing a standing woman on short but powerful legs resting on large feet. The logilinear body has a small chest, the arms are detached from the body, slightly scarified, the hands are placed on the upper thighs, the sex is indicated by an incision.
    A high cylindrical neck accommodates a large head with angular ears, almond-shaped eyes underlined by small pearls framing a small spiked nose and a small quadrangular mouth. The skull, formerly covered with a reptile skin (relic) and hollowed out at the top with a cavity containing a charge, the cheeks have subtle scarifications in the form of a cross.

    Nice deep old patina
    Marks of use
    24.5 cm without base
    Private collection

    Ref: O0GBMMOV28

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    Location 38090, Villefontaine, France
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