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Petite Nyamwezi Figure with Stand 11″ – Tanzania – African Art

$37.50

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This Nyamwezi style statue showcases a simple carved female figure. She comes attached to a custom base for easy display. The figure measures 10.5 inches tall, 11 inches including stand, and weighs 1 pound. The is a large crack down the center of her body with other cracks and scuffing throughout but the piece is sturdy. Please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Ethnicity

Nyamwezi

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

10.5" figure, 11" including stand

Width (Inches)

3"

Depth (Inches)

3"

Weight (Pounds)

1 lb

Overall Condition

Large crack down center. Other cracking and scuffing 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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