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Makonde Style Wooden Statue 29″ – Tanzania – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Makonde people of Tanzania. The statue features a standing figure with scarification on his torso. It measures 29 inches tall and weighs 9.5 pounds. There is some scuffing and general wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Ethnicity

Makonde

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

29”

Width (Inches)

7”

Depth (Inches)

6.5”

Weight (Pounds)

9.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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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