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3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"
3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23"

3 Piece Hollow Makonde Maternity Statue 23″ – Tanzania – African Art

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This Makonde statue comes in three pieces. The body was carved in two pieces and stitched together. The head acts as a container lid as the center of this piece is hollow. The purpose of these figures are unknown.

Type of Object

Figural Container

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Ethnicity

Makonde

Material

Wood, pigment, leather

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

23”

Width (Inches)

8”

Depth (Inches)

8”

Weight (Pounds)

4.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Imperfections and wear and tear. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more information.

Tribe Information

About the Makonde People

“The Makonde people belong to the Bantu people who originally lived in the south of Lake Nyassa and later migrated to their present location on the Mueda plateau in the northern Mozambique. They survive economically from farming and, occasionally, cattle rearing.
Makonde carvers are prolific producers of masks, statues and decorative objects.
Makonde sculptures measure from 20 to 80 cm in height, are carved as standing men or women, represent ancestors, and have apotropaic functions.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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