Female Nyamwezi Statue on Base 10.5″ – Tanzania – African Art



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This statue was created in the style of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania. The statue showcases a female figure seated on a stool. She has beaded eyes and a beaded belt. The statue measures 10.5 inches tall including base and weighs 1 pound. One of the legs of the chair are missing and there are imperfections and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin





Wood, pigment and beads

Approximate Age



9.5" figure | 10.5" including base


2.5" figure | 5" base


2.25" figure | 5" base


1 lb

Overall Condition

Broken chair leg. Imperfections and wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Nyamwezi People

“The 500,000 Nyamwezi people, whose name means either “Men of the West’ or ‘Men of the Moon’, are the largest ethnic group living in Tanzania. Socially, they are organized into villages which correspond to small chiefdoms and each chief is responsible for the material wealth of the village, while the spiritual welfare is governed by the village sorcerer. The cult of ancestors, which protects each family, plays an important role in the religious life of Nyamwezi people.”


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