Scultura - Legno - Nyamwezi - Tanzania

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Scultura - Legno - Nyamwezi - Tanzania
Prima metà XX secolo - Eccellenti condizioni

Our female - upright figure - was most likely used during the annual girls' initiation rites.
Style characteristics are the strong verticality, the long legs, the spherical head with inlaid "white " glass beads and the hard wood type.

Ex. German private collection Kessel family, Cologne
Ex. Private collection. Brussels.

Hard wood type
Brown to dark brown oil patina.
Signs of libation at feet, vagina and breasts.
Here and there patina chipping and signs of wear.
Old-age cracks on the belly and between the breasts.
Dust deposits in the hollow parts
Two white glass beads as eyes.
Under each foot a drilled hole from the previous collection stand.

Beautiful and very rare initiation statue !

Shipment with track and trace.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Scultura
Etnia/cultura
Nyamwezi
Regione/paese
Tanzania
Materiale
Legno
Periodo
Prima metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Eccellenti condizioni
Venduto con supporto
No
Dimensioni
49×8×6 cm
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