Fetish - Wood - Nyamwezi - Tanzania

Description
Fetish - Wood - Nyamwezi - Tanzania
Excellent

Nyamwezi Fetish.
Tanzania.

The Nyamwezi people, or translated "people of the moon", can be situated in the western region of Tanzania, just south of Lake Victoria. This particular object depicts a male figure representing the importance of ancestor worshipping in the tribe's culture. More closely looking at the patina and especially the slight "crust", the object might have been used in sacral ceremonies. The receptacle carved on top of the sculpture's head would serve as container for magic substances.

Provenance: Belgian private collection

Object type: fetish
Tribe: Nyamwezi
Material: wood, pearls
Height: 38 cm

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Lot details
Object
Fetish
Ethnic group/ culture
Nyamwezi
Region/ country
Tanzania
Material
Wood
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
38×10×7 cm
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