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Statue Zaramo (N° 23105) Deposit sale

The Zaramo and the tribes that surround them, such as the Kwéré and the Doé, designed dolls and sometimes statuettes generally associated with fertility, but to which other virtues would be attributed. Their first role is played during the period of confinement of the young initiate Zaramo. The novice will behave towards the object as with a child, and will dance with it during the closing ceremonies of the initiation. In case the young woman does not conceive, she will adopt the "child". Among the Zaramo, this carved motif named Mwana Hiti is taken up at the top of canes, decorates ritual objects and even appears on burial posts. The hairstyle is characteristic, developing in double and wide crests meeting at the nape of the neck. The pupils were originally encrusted with pearls, which are frequently used in the ornamentation of Zaramo statuary. Satin patina of use, cracks and erosions.  

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OriginCollection belge
Height cm41
Width11 cm
Weight0.94 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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