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Fipa statue (N° 22573)
African motherhood depicting a character carrying a child. The eyes are encrusted with pearls while large ears frame a neutral countenance. Rough patina, residual ocher encrustations.
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This piece of tribal art comes from the northeastern region of Tanzania, bordering Kenya, facing the Indian Ocean, where the Paré, Shamba, Zigua, and Mbugu tribes live. A relative homogeneity characterizes the productions of these groups, recalling some of the Madagascans and Bataks with whom, via maritime trade, contact could once have been established.
This sculpture was probably used for didactic purposes during male initiations.
She could also embody an ancestor or a spirit.
Lit. : "Black African Tribal Art" J.B. Bacquart.
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