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Makonde mask
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Besides the African face masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that educate young people about the demands of marriage and life As a family, the Makonde also produce body masks featuring the female bust, such as this example embellished with a border of pearls and braided raffia. Glued patterns, of which fragments remain, show the tattoos and keloids in use.
Abraded ocher patina.
Young Makonde boys and girls must submit to a period of seclusion of about six months, during which they are taught songs, dances and practical activities. The rules of behavior in adulthood, sexual life and the obligations of marriage are discussed. This initiation ended with festive ceremonies featuring male midimu (sing. ndimu) dancers. The latter, wearing a female mask paired with ...


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Makonde mask
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African mask Makonde embodying an ancestral spirit, depicting a face whose lip bears a labret.
The ancestors would return masked in order to mark their satisfaction following the initiation. The relief patterns refer to traditional Makonde tattoos and scarifications.
Smooth, velvety, golden beige patina. Desication cracks, slight losses.

The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of naturalistic female statuary. Besides the face masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that educate young people about the demands of marriage and family life. the Makonde also produce body masks featuring the female ...


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Makonde mask
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Máscara africana Makonde que encarna un espíritu ancestral. Los antepasados ​​regresarían enmascarados para marcar su satisfacción después de la iniciación. La boca se representa perforada con un labret.
Pátina marrón semimate. Abrasiones, erosiones.

Los makonde del norte de Mozambique y el sur de Tanzania usaban máscaras de casco llamadas lipiko durante las ceremonias de iniciación para los jóvenes. Los Makonde veneran a un antepasado, lo que explica la abundancia de estatuas femeninas naturalistas. Además de las máscaras faciales que se usan durante las danzas mapiko y las ceremonias ngoma que educan a los jóvenes sobre las exigencias del matrimonio y la vida familiar. los Makonde también producen máscaras corporales con el busto femenino. (Arte y Vida en África, ...


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Makonde Mask
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Besides the African face masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that educate young people about the demands of marriage and life family, the Makonde also produce body masks depicting the female bust, such as this narrow example marked with scarifications in spikes, and surrounded by a thin fiber braid.
Height on base: 51 cm.
Grayish brown grainy patina. Lack, cracks and discreet erosions.

Young Makonde boys and girls must submit to a period of seclusion of about six months, during which they are taught songs, dances and practical activities. The rules of behavior in adulthood, sexual life and the obligations of marriage are discussed. This initiation ended with festive ceremonies featuring male midimu (sing. ndimu) dancers. The latter, wearing a ...


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Makonde statue
African art > Maternity, statues, bronze, wood > Makonde statue

Female figure that the weight of a child, on the back, seems to bend. The face presents the traditional deformation of the lips due to the labret. The tattoos were traced with beeswax, and scarified patterns were also made for aesthetic purposes. These statues symbolizing an ancestor would refer to the creation, according to which the first Makonde man would have carved a female image who became the mother of his children and who has been revered ever since. Eroded black patina, desiccation cracks and losses.
The Makonde, a matrilineal Bantu people of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania, wore helmet masks called lipiko, mapiko, during initiation ceremonies for young people . The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of relatively naturalistic female ...


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Makonde mask
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The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of naturalistic female statuary. Besides the African face masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that educate young people about the demands of marriage and life As a family, the Makonde also produce body masks depicting the female bust, such as this example carved in light wood and endowed with a velvety patina. Abrasions and losses.
Height on base: 45 cm.
Young Makonde boys and girls must submit to a period of seclusion of about six months, during which they are taught songs, dances and practical activities. The rules of behavior in adulthood, sexual life and the ...


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Makonde mask
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Ex-collection African art from Belgium.
The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet-masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young men. The Makonde worship an ancestor , which explains the abundance of naturalistic female statuary. In addition to the African masks facial masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that instruct youth about the requirements of marriage and family life, the Makonde also produce body masks featuring the female bust, such as this example.
Makonde boys and girls must undergo a period of seclusion of about six months, during which they are taught songs, dances and practical activities. The rules of adult behavior, sexual life, and the obligations of marriage are discussed. This initiation ended with ...


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Makonde Belly Mask
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In addition to the African masks facial masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that instruct young people about the requirements of marriage and family life, the Makonde also produce body masks featuring the female bust, such as this small-format example.
Height on base: 47 cm. Young Makonde boys and girls must undergo a period of seclusion of about six months, during which they are taught songs, dances and practical activities. The rules of adult behavior, sexual life, and the obligations of marriage are discussed. This initiation ended with festive ceremonies featuring male dancers midimu (sing. ndimu ). The latter, wearing a feminine mask matched with a costume, the whole of which is called amwalindembo, mimicked the suffering accompanying ...


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Makonde mask
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Figurative sculpture for this rare African mask Makonde , Striking realism for this African mask Makonde embodying an ancestral spirit. The ancestors would come back in masks to mark their satisfaction following the initiation. The mouth is shown pierced with a labret. The incised patterns refer to the traditional tattoos and scarifications of the Makonde.
Burgundy patina. Abrasions.

The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of naturalistic female statuary. Besides the face masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies which educate young people about the demands of marriage and family ...


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Couple of Makonde dolls
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Prolific African art of the Makonde Doll statuettes with realistic faces and sketchy stylized bodies, featuring traditional tattoos, which were traced with beeswax. The scarified patterns were also printed for aesthetic purposes. The female ancestor refers to the creation in which the first Makonde man is said to have carved a female image that became the mother of his children and has been venerated ever since. Glossy patina, burgundy brown. The Makonde, a matrilineal Bantu population of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania, wore helmet-masks called lipiko, mapiko, during initiation ceremonies for young men. The Makonde venerate an ancestor , which explains the abundance of relatively naturalistic female statuary. In addition to facial masks, midimu , the Makonde also ...


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Makonde Lipoko mask
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Incarnating the spirit of an ancestor, this African cephalomorphic mask of the Makonde borrows a figurative style. The ancestors would come back masked in order to mark their satisfaction following the initiation. Some of these masks have wax tattoos or scarifications incised into the wood. On some of these masks, the implantation of human hair, as with the Tiv, contributed to reinforcing the realistic character.
Grainy patina, locally abraded
. The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young men. The Makonde worship an ancestor , which explains the abundance of naturalistic female statuary, in addition to the facial masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that instruct youth ...


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The Makonde , a matrilineal Bantu population of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania, wore mask-casks called lipiko , mapiko , during initiation ceremonies for young men. The Makonde worship an ancestor , which explains the abundance of relatively naturalistic female statuary. In addition to facial masks, midimu , the Makonde also produce body masks featuring the female bust, exalting fertility, which were worn by men.
A fine example coated with a satin red patina, locally encrusted with light dark granular particles.
Makonde carvings refer to an ancestor in connection with creation, the first Makonde man having carved a female image who became the mother of his children, revered ever since.


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Masque ventral Makonde Ndimu
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The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of a naturalistic female statuary. In addition to the face masks worn during mapikodances and ngoma ceremonies which educate young people about the demands of marriage and family life, the Makonde also produce body masks featuring the bust such as this copy from the Mercier collection.
Young Makonde boys and girls must undergo a prison war of about six months, during which they are taught songs, dances and practical activities. The rules of adult life, sex life and the obligations of marriage are discussed. This initiation ended with festive ceremonies featuring male dancers midimu ...


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Makonde anthropomorphic pipe
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Ex-collection french african tribal art.

Evoking a human silhouette, this pipe decorated with patterns in relief belonged to a notable makonde. Its fist presents a lustrous patina due to use, while indigenous restorations remain perceptible. A similar example appears on page 202 of "L'Art tribal d'Afrique noire" by J.B. Bacquart (ed. Assouline). Desiccation cracks. Beautiful warm brown satin patina.
The Makonde people of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of naturalist female statuary. In addition to the facial masks worn during mapiko dances and ngoma ceremonies that instruct young people about the requirements of marriage and ...

Female figure Makondé
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Makondé

Prolific African art of the Makonde
Statuette with a realistic face, rounded, on which is represented a labret that deformed the upper lip. The tattoos of the face were traced with beeswax, and scarified patterns were also printed for aesthetic purposes. This statue symbolizing an ancestor refers to the creation, according to which the first makonde man would have carved a feminine image that became the mother of his children and is venerated since. Brown patina, mahogany reflections, erosions.
The Makonde, a matrilineal Bantu population from northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania, wore masks called lipiko, mapiko , during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of relatively naturalist female statuary. ...


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Tanzanian Makonde Lipoko Mask
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Incarnating the spirit of an ancestor, this African cephalomorphic Makonde helmet mask borrows a figurative style. The ancestors would return masked to mark their satisfaction following the initiation. Some of these masks have wax tattoos or scarifications incised in the wood. On some of these masks, the implantation of human hair, as in the Tiv, helped to reinforce the realistic character. The thick protruding lips revealing ritually incised teeth remain a singularity unique to Makonde's statuary. Velvet patina, abraded locally.
The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains the abundance of a naturalistic female statuary. In addition to the face ...

Lipiko African Mask - Makonde - Tanzania
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
The shapes and proportions of this African cephalomorphic Makonde mask, embodying an ancestral spirit, reflect a desire for realism. The ancestors would return masked to mark their satisfaction following the initiation. Some of these masks have wax tattoos or incised in the wood in connection with traditional scarifications. The thick lips protruding incised teeth remain a singularity unique to Makonde statuary. Garnet red coat, lines with burgundy brown pigments. From the wicker fills the contours of the base of the mask, also marked with a crack. Glossy surface. The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which explains ...

Lipiko African Mask - Makonde - Tanzania
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Ex-French African art collection.
The shapes and proportions of this African cephalomorphic Makonde mask embodying an ancestral spirit reflect a desire for realism. The ancestors would return masked to mark their satisfaction following the initiation. Some of these masks have wax tattoos or scarifications incised in the wood. The implantation of human hair, as in the Tiv, helps to reinforce the realistic character of the mask. The thick protruding lips revealing ritually incised teeth remain a singularity unique to Makonde's statuary. Garnet red, features with black pigments. Desication crack at the base. The Makonde of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania wore helmet masks called lipiko during initiation ceremonies for young people. The Makonde venerate an ancestor, which ...





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