Lawrence: With regard to the figure... Although the simplicity of form is reminiscent of Tanzanian figural carving, I believe you will find this style ofJul 8, 2011 1 of 2View SourceLawrence:With regard to the figure...Although the simplicity of form is reminiscent of Tanzanian figural carving, I believe you will find this style of small, decorated carved figures among examples usually attributed to Namji (Namchi or Dowayo) peoples of northwestern Cameroon. Perhaps more frequently rendered with simpler, highly geometric body shapes, examples can also be seen with smoother, rounded forms and variously embellished with amulets, beads, coins, horns, bones, cowries (and other shells), feathers, bells, seeds, etc.LeeOn Jul 7, 2011, at 4:40 PM, Lawrence wrote:
I cannot place this figure, bought in South Africa. I think its
Tanzanian but beyond that... Just thought people might like to see this piece Note the gouged right eye.
(in 'tanzanianfigure' folder')