Nyamwezi Seated Male Figure, Tanzania
height 19 1/8in (48.5cm)
appearing to rest on the left side of a stool as if the figure's legs are part of the stool's, the large cylindrical torso with broad shoulders leading to arms resting with the hands to the groin, the cylindrical neck supporting the spherical head with diminutive features and inlaid shell eyes gazing upwards; fine aged, dark-brown patina with natural erosion and age; collector's mark "FE8167" written in white on the back.
Marc Felix, Brussels
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
Private Collection, Stuttgart
Tanzania. Meisterwerke Afrikanischer Skulptur/ Sanaa za Mabingwa wa Kiafrika, published by Jens Jahn for Haus der Kulturen, Berlin and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 1994, fig. 148