Lot: 55577th tribal art auction
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Swiss Private Collection
|H: 11.4 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
heavy wood, brown patina, pokerwork, of oval form with simplified facial features, beard, brows and coiffure blackened, cheek and forehead scarifications, min. dam., fine cracks, slight traces of abrasion, base; the Mwera are a small ethnical group living in the south-eastern coastal back-country of Tanzania. Their works can only hardly be differentiated from masks and figures of the neighbouring Makonde.