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Female Bust

Makonde, Tanzania

Female Fetish. Makonde Culture, Mozambique/Tanzania

This Makonde female bust was traditionally used as a fetish object. The face displays typical Makonde scarification marks, and features a carved lip adornment. Finely engraved zig-zag patterns adorn the breasts. Two fetish holes, which would have traditionally been used to contain healing medicine, are located on the bust’s upper back and at the top of its head. The surface of the female bust exhibits a worn, used patina from extensive handling throughout the years.

Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century

H (Incl. Stand): 21.5cm

H (Excl. Stand): 17.3cm

W (Incl. Stand): 13.5cm

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H: 18 CM
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