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Fipa mask (N° 22174)

Mask with a particularly naturalistic model allowing the skeleton of a face to be imagined. Missing on one ear. Reddish brown patina encrusted with ocher deposits.
Height on base: 33 cm.

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 similarities with Malagasy and Batak art, which could be explained by commercial exchanges by Sea route. The Luo, Kuria, Haya and Ziba, the Kéréwé, Karagwé, Sukuma and Nyamézi are established in the center west and the central region of Tanzania. Along the shores of Lakes Tanganyika and Nyasa, and Lake Nyassa, the Ha, Jiji, Bendé, Tongwé, Holoholo, Fipa, Manbwé, Kondé, Kisi and Ngoni produced figurative statues, terracotta sculptures and inset masks of teeth.
Lit. : "Black African Tribal Art" J.B. Bacquart.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyFipa
CountryTanzanie
Material(s)wood
Height cm23
Width13 cm
Weight0.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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