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Tongwe Figure

Tanzania 

Male Figure on Stool. Tongwe Culture, Tanzania

 

This male ancestral figure – was collected by an UK expat living in Tanzania in the early 1990’s. The figure is depicted standing in an upright position on a stool.

 

Figures standing or sitting on stools, as symbols of high rank and prestige, are a characteristic of figurative sculpture found in Tanzania and further afield throughout Central and West Africa.

 

Ex Private Collection, UK

Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century

 

 

 

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