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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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Only incomplete information exists about figures such as this from the Zigua. Typically, Zigua figures are more realistic than those of their neighboring tribes (the Kwere, Shambala, Mbugu, Shamba, Pare, and Chaga), and bear similarities to Sukuma figures. This figure, with embedded glass bead eyes, appears to have been constructed to have been seated upon a shrine or other type of surface; it has a bit of a zoomorphic animal/human quality and shows a rich patina and well-weathered wood, with polish from oils and handling. It is believed pieces like htis may have been used in healing rituals, but they may also represent ancestors.
|Lot ID: 127|
|Low Estimate: $500|
|High Estimate: $1,500|
|Next Bid: $375|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood, stain, encrustation from shrine applications, oils|
|Dimensions: 11.5" (29.21 cm) height x 3.5" (8.89 cm) width|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Tanzania|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|Expertise: “Art Makonde: Tradition et Modernité”; Thompson, “Shambaa Ughanga: Converging Presences in the Embodiment of Tradition, Transformation and Redefinition”; United Nations Environment Programme, “Traditional Medical Practices in Tanzania, Bacquart, ''Tribal Arts of Africa"; Gesellschaft, "Kilengi"|
|Provenance: Ex. Private London Collection|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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