Sound condition. Age: first quarter 20-th century
Traditional standing female figure of the Makonde-Makua with a face much like hood-masks used by the before -mentioned tribes. This kind of figures was kept in the house to protect those living in it on a sort of house-altar, receiving prayers and food stuffs to keep it alert. Free standing figures among these two tribes are relatively rare.
For the literature compare: Serge Diakonoff: L’Âme de L’Afrique, Genève 2008 pp 360ff.
Dimensions : 34 x 8 x9cm.
Tribe : Makonde
Region : Tanzania-Mozambique frontier region
Material : Hardwood
Weight : 1.5kg.
Provenance : Acquired in Lisboa 1961 on the open art market
For original text from seller on this site: English
Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by Dr. P. Westerdijk (cultural anthropologist / museum ethnologist), a respected collector / consultant in the field of tribal art and culture of Africa, who guarantees this product's authenticity. Sent by registered and insured mail
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Een goede raad....de "expertises" van Peter Westerdijk hoeven we niet....ik ben best tevreden met het schild. met dank.
Like the mask in reality also. Would have liked a little more provenance if that had been possible to give.
Très belle pièce.
Emballage parfait (à recommander).
Great seller, fantastic item, quick shipping, always again
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