Important Nyamwezi figure
From Tanzania. Jacomaty type of carving.
Late 19th – Early 20th Century
Material: Wood, Nails
Provenance: This was part of an ex-missionary collection while living in Uganda.
This is a female ancestral figure, with strong and powerful features, looking up and showing confidence, nobility and leadership. Nails are used to connect the arms. She is showing her teeth, and hollowed out eyes. One of her lower legs has been repaired. Call for price.