Sunday, February 3, 2013

Out of Africa

African art is incredibly difficult to date, but lucky for us we have a terrific clue in a paper label showing that this pair is from a country that only existed in name for a very short period. From 1961-1964 the Republic of Tanganyika, was a sovereign state in East Africa... and is now known as Tanzania. These two native women are carved from a very dense, dark, hard wood, likely ebony.
7", 6"

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