African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Nyamézi

Male effigy Nyamézi, Nyamwezi (N° 14154)

Ex- african art collection form Luxemburg.
This human figure of long morphology offers a proportionally reduced head, in which hollowed-out eyes were generally encrusted with white beads. The size of the ears contrasts with a discreet appearance where the jaw forms a slight bulge. This type of statues, among the wide variety of tribal production of this region, participated in the worship of ancestors, and some played a role in traditional Seeker activities. Smooth and sainy patina revealing the veining of the wood, range of hot browns. Lacks, cracks.
The nyamwézi are made up of tribes of various origins that make up the most guarded group in central Tanzania, yet share the same cultural traits. They were involved in the 19th century in the caravan trade that crossed their territory Unyamwézi . They were therefore brought to travel from Congo (R.D.C.) coastal towns in the Indian Ocean, where they were described as "Nyamwézi", "men of the Moon" or "men of the West". Organized into villages run by chiefs, however, their spiritual life remained under the responsibility of the sorcerer.  

Watch the video

 


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





Originex-collection Jaspart
EthnyNyamwezi
CountryTanzanie
Material(s)wood
Height69
Width14
Weight1.75 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Statue BuyuStatue MboleStatue ColonStatue NgbakaStatues Igbo

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us

14162

Previously viewed items
African art - Male effigy Nyamézi, Nyamwezi
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100