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43. Standing female – Makonde – Mozambique

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

Nl Bastien  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 98
Member since: November 19, 2014
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    Envoi impeccable.
    Très belle pièce Baulé.
    2éme expérience très positive!

    laurentgaby May 18, 2017

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    Hartelijk dank voor het authentieke ovimbundu beeld, de vlugge levering, goede verpakking en de bijgevoegde tekst. Kun je me verklaren aub hoe het komt dat het beeld naar rook ruikt? Beste groeten jos

    Josbelde May 15, 2017

  • Very well packed, shipped very quickly. Nice piece. Many thanks.

    jwolfe May 11, 2017

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    Bonne description et expédition rapide. Excellent vendeur

    fernando4878 May 1, 2017

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    Superbe statuette
    Colis propre
    Pas de problème

    Largier March 22, 2017

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