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Kwere Statuette (N° 27331) Deposit sale

The Zaramo and the tribes surrounding them, such as the Kwéré and the Doé, designed African dolls generally associated with fertility, but to which other virtues would be attributed. Its primary role is played during the period of seclusion of the young Zaramo initiate. The novice will behave towards the African statuette as with a child, and will dance with it during the closing ceremonies of the initiation. If the young woman does not conceive, she will adopt the “child”. Among the Zaramo, this sculpted motif is used at the top of canes, decorates ritual objects and even appears on burial posts. The shape is recurrent, a stylized head, topped with a double or single crest surmounting a tubular bust devoid of arms on which a slight relief indicates the breasts and the umbilicus.  

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OriginCollection belge
Height cm12
Width4 cm
Weight0.16 Kg
Socle includedYes

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