East African art.
African mask from Tanzania, associated with dance ceremonies of the dry season. Beneath a broad forehead, the face is modeled, revealing rectangular eyes, a straight nose and a narrow, half-open mouth. Matte and velvety patina of use, erosions.
Height on base: 47 cm.
In the southern coastal region of Tanzania, around Dar-es-Salaam, a relatively homogeneous group produced most of the artistic productions. It includes the Swahili, Kaguru, Doé, Kwéré, Luguru, Zaramo, Kami. The second region is made up of a territory covering southern Tanzania to Mozambique, where some Makonde and the Yao, the Ngindo, Mwéra, and Makua live. In the North-East of Tanzania, the Chaga, Paré, Chamba, Zigua, Massaï, Iraqw, Gogo, and Héhé have an artistic production presenting similarities with Malagasy and Batak art, which could be explained by commercial exchanges by Sea route. The Luo, Kuria, Haya and Ziba, the Kéréwé, Karagwé, Sukuma and Nyamézi are established in the center west and the central region of Tanzania.
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|Origin||Collection Française G.|
|Estimated dating||circa 1960|
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