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Standing female – Makonde – Mozambique

Lot reference 9331407
Standing female – Makonde – Mozambique

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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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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 189
Member since: November 19, 2014
  • Received in good order as always!

    Chris-777 May 27, 2018

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    Bastien heeft alles uitstekend verzorgd, goede communicatie, snelle verzending, prima verpakt. En het object maakt de beschrijving die Bastien gaf volledig waar. Zeer tevreden, zeer aanbevolen.
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    jweerts May 26, 2018

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    museaal pronkstuk, degelijk verpakt, snel verzonden
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    cluys May 17, 2018

  • Nice item. Good service by seller.

    KaptanKrunch May 6, 2018

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