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Nyamezi statue (N° 22925)

High spread legs support this sculpted figure whose stocky bust, on which a tiny chest points, seems to lean forward. The drooping shoulders are rounded towards arms without wrists extending from flat hands. The head is underlined by a crest, ample ears enhance a neutral and discreet physiognomy.
Beautiful glossy patina. Irregular surface, lacks.
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 central western and 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.  

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OriginCollection Patrick Malisse
EthnyNyamwezi
CountryTanzanie
Material(s)wood
Height cm55
Width15 cm
Weight2.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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