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MATERNITY FIGURE

KWERE,TANZANIA

Maternity Figure. Kwere Culture,Tanzania

A finely carved female figure leaning slightly forward and with both her hands holding her stomach in a gesture of maternity. The figure is carved with a prominent sweeping hairstyle typically found amongst the Kwere culture along the Tanzanian coastal region. Adorning the mid rift of the figure is a stand of red glass beads.

The figure has a worn surface patina particularly around the head, shoulders and breasts where it would have been handled regularly over time.

Estimated Period: Mid 20th Century (1950's)

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H : 22 CM
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