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Nyamwezi mask (N° 23207)

Carved in dense wood, the features of this mask compose a neutral yet powerful physiognomy accentuated by the contrast of colors. Heavy white-coated eyelids draw attention to protruding cheeks and a projecting mouth. Polychrome patina.
The Luo, Kuria, Haya and Ziba, the Kéréwé, Karagwé, Sukuma and Nyamézi are settled in the west central and central region of Tanzania. The Nyamwezi, Nyamézi,("western people" and sometimes "moon people ") form the largest group among the tribes living in north central Tanzania. Coming from diverse origins, although sharing the same cultural specificities, their ritual and artistic production consequently presents very different formal aspects. The cult of ancestors and chiefs, of major importance within their culture, marked their statuary.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyNyamwezi
CountryTanzanie
Material(s)wood
Height cm26
Width19 cm
Weight0.55 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle inclusOptional

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