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Standing female – Makonde – Mozambique

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Standing female – Makonde – Mozambique

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$ 53 Bidder 3810
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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

Nl Bastien  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 114
Member since: November 19, 2014
  • Excellent as always!

    Chris-777 August 6, 2017

  • Very nice object as described, well packaged with interesting written description.

    Chris-777 August 6, 2017

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    Objets interessants, livraison OK, bon contact

    Treizecharmes August 3, 2017

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    Sehr rasche Lieferung, gut verpackt und alle versprochenen Unterlagen mitgeschickt. Bin vollkommen zufrieden mit der Abwicklung dieses Einkaufs. Vielen Dank

    FrancaMiro July 6, 2017

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    Thank you and Dr Westerdijk for the additional information

    charlypp July 4, 2017

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