Nyamwezi Statue 12.5″ on Metal Base – Tanzania – African Art


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This statue was carved in the style of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania. The statue depicts a figure with arms carved into the body wrapping their stomach. It measures 12.25 inches tall, 12.5 inches including the metal base, and weighs 2.5 pounds. There is some cracking throughout the statue. Please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin





Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)

12.25" Statue | 12.5" w/ Base

Width (Inches)


Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

2.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Cracking and minor imperfections.


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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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