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Luguru statue (N° 23263)
African sculpture from the area around Dar-es-Salam, on the coast of Tanzania, where the Kaguru, Luguru, Kwéré, Zaramo and Doé tribes live.
Carved in dense wood, this figure depicts a female figure carrying a child in her arms. The realistic features are slightly asymmetrical, the pupils deeply sunken, and the caps are pushed back. The protruding, disproportionate ears are cut obliquely. One arm of the child is missing.
Matte patina of use, grainy residual encrustations, drippings from libations.
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|Origin||Ex. collection Mercier|
|Estimated dating||circa 1960|
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