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Makonde Abstract Figure Ebony Tanzania African Art

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Title Makonde Abstract Figure Ebony Tanzania African Art
Materials Wood, pigment
Made In Tanzania
Traded In Tanzania
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 17 Inches
Depth: 5 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Cracks, chips and a well worn patina


Modern Makonde sculptures are powerful carvings, each unique, bearing no resemblance to ""airport art"" ebony carvings. They are carved of ebony or ironwood. Their subjects usually include SHETANI, a world of spirits, demons, devils. The art is fluid, yet angular.


The Makonde live in Tanzania and Mozambique.


For wonderful examples, see Max Mohl's MASTERPIECES OF THE MAKONDE and Stout's MODERN MAKONDE SCULPTURE.