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Kwéré calabash container (N° 20796)

The round carved cap of this vessel shows a Kwere woman wearing a double sagittal crest. The eyes are inlaid with pearls, giving a piercing look. The attitude refers to fertility. Velvety patina.
The Zaramo and the tribes that surround them, such as the Kwere, have designed dolls that are generally associated with fertility, but to which other virtues are attributed. Its primary role is played during the period of seclusion of the young Zaramo initiate. The novice will behave towards the object as she would towards a child, and will dance with it during the closing ceremonies of the initiation. In the event that the young woman does not conceive, she will adopt the "child. Among the Zaramo and Kwere, this carved motif is repeated at the top of canes, decorates ritual objects and even appears on burial posts.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
Weight0.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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