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20th C. Tanzania Zigua Cloth-Wrapped Wood Fetish Figure

$595.00
Southeast Africa, Tanzania, Zigua people (Wazigua), ca. 20th century CE. A bundled fetish figure, hand-carved from wood and then thinly wrapped with a textile and tied with string so that only the face of the wooden figure is exposed. Red pigment - a secret magical substance poured over the figure - is still visible in the folds of the fabric. These figures are sometimes known as "mummy fetishes" and they are believed to protect their owner from evil spirits. Size: 2.8" W x 12.8" H (7.1 cm x 32.5 cm)

Condition: Dark patina on surface from age and handling. Fraying to edges.

Provenance: private Eason Eige collection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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