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Nyamezi anthropomorphic seat
Tribal art > African Chair > Nyamézi Throne

This chair, or throne, on three legs, with a female figure forming the backrest, materializes a concept of fecundity and lineage. The hollowed out eyes were usually encrusted with white pearls. The size of the ears contrasts with a classical physiognomy. Shaded, veined patina. Abrasions.
The Nyamwezi , Nyamezi , form the largest group among the tribes living in north central Tanzania. Coming from diverse origins, although sharing similar 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, has left its mark on their statuary. The Sukuma and Nyamezi produced statues represented in a static position, some of which, with their filiform limbs, ...


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Nyamwezi zither guitar
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Tribal art > Djembe TamTam > Nyamezi guitar

Traditional musical instruments in African art.
The hollowed out bust of this anthropomorphic figure is the sound box of a cordophone. The pupils of the figure are pierced, round beads were frequently inserted into them. Dark oily patina, mahogany highlights.
The Nyamwezi , Nyamezi ,("the people of the west" and sometimes "the people of the moon") form the largest group among the tribes living in north-central Tanzania. Coming from diverse origins, although sharing similar 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, has imprinted their statuary. The Sukuma and the Nyamézi have produced statues represented in a static ...


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Cordophone Nyamwezi
Tribal art > Usual african items > Cordophone Nyamwezi

Ex-collection Belgian tribal art.
Traditional musical instruments in African art Strings are absent on this thin wooden sculpture with an anthropomorphic handle, which was a cordophone, known as a bowl-shaped zither. The strings were tied at the holes at each end and stretched along the hollowed out surface of the sounding box. The orbits of the figure at the top are hollow, and round beads were frequently inserted into them. The Nyamwezi , Nyamézi ,(" the people of the west " and sometimes " the people of the moon ") 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 presents consequently very different formal aspects. The cult of ancestors ...


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