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Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"
Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5"

Small Clay Shamba Figure 8.5″ – Tanzania – African Art

$300.00 $150.00

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This figure is in typical Shamba form; a thick encrusted patina, usually resulted from numerous libations, and wrapped in a thin layer of fabric. This piece is not steady while standing alone. We offer customer stands – inquire for more information.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Ethnicity

Shamba

Material

Clay, encrusted fabric

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

8.5"

Width (Inches)

4.5"

Depth (Inches)

3"

Weight (Pounds)

2.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Minor imperfections and wear and tear. Possible previous repairs.

Tribe Information

About the Shamba People

Shamba artists created small wooden and clay figures, which are usually covered in a thick sacrificial patina. They often have an enlarged head with a broad smile and circular ears.

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.