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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Received in good order as always!
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