Tribal art > African Statues > Nyamezi Statue
Belgian African tribal art collection.
A rough size for this seated figure, whose head with summary features is squeezed into a thick bust on which are pressed skinny arms. The prominent buttocks extend from irregular legs without feet.
Matte dark patina. Irregular surface, cracks.
In the southern coastal region of Tanzania, around Dar-es-Salaam, a relatively homogeneous group produced most of the artistic productions. It includes the Swahili, Kaguru, Doé, Kwéré, Luguru, Zaramo, Kami. The second region is made up of a territory covering southern Tanzania to Mozambique, where some Makonde and the Yao, the Ngindo, Mwéra, and Makua live. In the North-East of Tanzania, the Chaga, Paré, Chamba, Zigua, Massaï, Iraqw, Gogo, and Héhé have an artistic production presenting ...