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Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"
Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35"

Glossy Nyamwezi African Statue 35″ on base – Tanzania

$575.00 $230.00

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This Nyamwezi figure has a beautiful glossy patina.  The piece is mounted on a 2″ custom base, stands 33″ tall and weighs 15.5 pounds. This piece has tons of character and could brighten any room.

Type of Object

Figure with base.

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Ethnicity

Nyamwezi

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

33" Figure, 35" w/ Base

Width

7"

Depth

6"

Weight

15.5lbs

Overall Condition

Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.

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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Additional Information

About the Nyamwezi Figure

“Nyamwezi carvers are also famous for their figures, which are normally 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. Such elongated figures with distorted limbs were used in water divination ceremonies.”