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Striking bronze mermaid, the Dona Fish M Ashley

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Striking bronze mermaid, the Dona Fish M Ashley

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$ 148 Bidder 7937
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$ 142 Bidder 2104
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$ 130 Bidder 7937
14-08-2017 19:26:00
$ 118 Bidder 3549
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$ 112 Bidder 3549
14-08-2017 19:12:39
$ 106 Bidder 3549
14-08-2017 19:12:03

West Africa, 5.5 kg - Bronze very beautiful

Striking beautiful bronze statue, of the African Mermaid the Dona Fish Mami Wata.
The figurine is beautifully made and comes from the 50/60s - quite rare and originates from West Africa.
It is a heavy sculpture of 5.5 kg - Bronze. Height 25 cm and width 15 cm.
The sculpture is in good condition.
The mermaid is still very popular in Africa and the Caribbean.

Some background information on the Mai Wata:

Stories about encounters with the Mami Wata are widespread throughout Africa. In the most common version she is scouring the shores of the ocean to kidnap men and women while they are swimming or travel in a boat. If the deity considers the prisoner worthy of her attention, she will return them to the coast, completely dry and with a different attitude towards spirituality and religion that can make them rich, attractive and famous.
Her delegates throughout Africa and diaspora offer her wealth, expensive food and celebrate her in the dance-and music rituals bringing them in a trance-like state. In such events, it is assumed that Mami Wata can possess the dancers and talk with them, so that they can confuse the successful, healthy and fruitful life.

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Feedback score: 95.9%
Reviews given: 76
Member since: December 7, 2014
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    Wie beschrieben, sehr gut verpackt, schnelle Lieferung
    As in description, very good packed,express shiping

    Buecherwurm9256 August 18, 2017

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    bien reçu

    KERVOANNOU August 17, 2017

  • 3 of the 6 items arrived broken, but Marian Tersteeg has refused to give me a refund, or to let me return them.

    amh1640 August 10, 2017

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    De negatieve feedback van deze mevrouw is onjuist.
    Deze mevrouw had 2 gebroken objecten zoals eerder in haar mail vermeld dus geen drie.
    Meerdere keren heb ik een verzoek gedaan om mij een foto ervan te mailen zodat ik deze schade kan indienen bij de verzekering bij post.nl.
    Wanneer ik na meerdere malen vragen om een foto niets krijg dan kan ik hier niets mee en houd het voor mij een keer op.
    Ik verpak mijn kavels uiterst goed .
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    Goed en netje verpakt, zodat het beeld heel is overgekomen.

    veurstompwijk August 9, 2017

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    was erg blij met de spiegel en vooral met prima verpakking, alleen was de schade aan de onderzijde groter dan verwacht c.q.beschreven op de site

    WilMetselaar July 21, 2017

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Canada $ 35.58
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Germany $ 17.79
Denmark $ 17.79
Spain $ 17.79
France $ 17.79
United Kingdom $ 17.79
Ireland $ 17.79
Italy $ 17.79
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Netherlands $ 8.24
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Portugal $ 17.79
Sweden $ 17.79
United States $ 35.58
Rest of Europe $ 17.79
Rest of the World $ 35.58

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