Lot: 298

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Figure with movable arms "ibinda" (pl. "mabinda")

Tanzania, Sukuma

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Galerie Jahn, Munich, Germany
Walter Bareiss (1919-2007), Greenwich, USA & Salach, Germany
Neumeister, Munich, 18 May 2006, Lot 231
South German Private Collection
H: 17.3 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, nails, base

These figures are placed on the edge of the dance floor and people also dance with them. The performances often have sexual connotations, crude jokes that serve to entertain the audience.

van Wyk, Gary, Shangaa, Art of Tanzania, New York 2013, p. 278 ff.