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Ancestral Figure

Sagara, Tanzania

Seated Ancestral Figure. Sagara Culture, Tanzania

 

This ancestral female figure sits in an upright position on a stool, a traditional symbol of prestige and importance. Her marionette, movable arms have been carved in two sections. Her palms are upturned in a gesture of ancestral worship. The surface of the ancestral figure exhibits an eroded, weathered patina.

 Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century (Pre-1950s)

 Condition Report

The left leg has been once broken and traditionally restored.

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