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Ancestor figure – Nyamwezi – Wood- Tanzania


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Stunning Nyamwezi figure from Tanzania. Authentic figure with a wonderful patian of age.

Nyamwezi carvers ar famous for their figures which are usually carved out from a dark, heavy wood with a shiny surface. They tend to have elongated features with the statue`s face divided into two planes and the eyes inset with circular white beads.
The Nyamwezi figure is in good condition with traces of wear and tear. The figure has typical nyamwezi eyes made from beads.

Provenance: Justin Barthels, former gallery owner from Maastricht (NL).

Object: Ancestor Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Nyamwezi
Region/ country: Tanzania
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 73×18×15 cm
Weight: 4000 g


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