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Ventral mask (1) - Wood - Makondé - Tanzania

Lot reference 30983965

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Location: Spain
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$18 Bidder 8613
18-11-2019 20:32:56
$13 Bidder 7015
18-11-2019 20:32:56
$2 Bidder 8613
17-11-2019 20:23:26

2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Ventral mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Makondé
Region/ country: Tanzania
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 34×21×14 cm

Ventral masks are worn by the men during the Makondé ceremonies in order to celebrate fertility. These masks show the breasts and belly of a pregnant woman, as the most real symbol of fertility and procreation.

These masks participate in the rites of passage of adolescents to adulthood, Unyago, among the Makondé, as well as in the ludic parties that are celebrated thereafter.

The circumcised boys receive before the initiation "likumbi" and later the initiation "ngoma" that teaches them the secrets of marriage and prepares them for domestic life. It is also used in a playful dance, danced by men, in which childbirth is parodied.

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    I am delighted with the result: the object I bought is wonderful! Thanks a lot. And the exchange with the seller/sendor was great. He was very helpful throughout the delivery process! Best Regards.
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    user-a28099c December 15, 2019

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    thank you very much. I hope you enjoy it!

    Best regards!
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    laury67 December 7, 2019

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    Muy bien
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    Dakadaka July 22, 2019

  • very nice mask

    user-118cf4a June 11, 2019

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    Una mini porta con tutto il fascino dei portali Dogon. Bella e utilizzabile come un quadro! Grazie!
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    marialuisavighi June 7, 2019

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    Kavel volledig volgens beschrijving, goed verpakt, snel verzonden, betrouwbaar.
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    Sabinerwin June 6, 2019

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    Beau masque Yaouré
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    lovviere June 5, 2019

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    OK
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    user-6ab0a03 May 23, 2019

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    Bien reçu, c'est parfait !
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    absolut TOP OF THE TOP
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    Diego63 May 15, 2019

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    Tout est correct
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    rapide et efficace. Objets conformes aux photos et description. Livraison comme prévue. Vente parfaite.
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    user-842b3dc April 29, 2019

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    Prima ontvangst en object goed aangekomen, stevig ingepakt.
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    Ribgonlda March 22, 2019

  • Everything was excellent.

    user-d1f39c3 March 17, 2019

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    Bon état. Conforme. Support un peu "cheap"
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    100% bien, muchas gracias!
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    hugram February 17, 2019

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Austria $24.19
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Cyprus $38.49
Czech Republic $28.59
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Finland $31.89
France $24.19
Germany $24.19
Greece $24.19
Hungary $28.59
Ireland $24.19
Italy $24.19
Latvia $37.39
Lithuania $30.79
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Malta $28.59
Norway $28.59
Poland $24.19
Portugal $19.80
Romania $35.19
Slovenia $35.19
Spain $19.80
Sweden $26.39
Switzerland $35.19
The Netherlands $24.19
Turkey $37.39
United Kingdom $24.19
Rest of Europe $38.49
Anywhere else $54.99

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