Zaramo (?) Maternity figure
23" tall
A really wonderful figure of a mother and child from Tanzania. I love how the child is facing the mother and how their arms form a circle.
I believe it is Zaramo, but I'm still trying to do more research to narrow it down. Art from Eastern Africa is less documented than the art from Western and
Central Africa, so it's harder to research when you're trying to identify an object that doesn't fall in line with the well known types of objects from this

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This object will be in the exhibition "
Collectors Collect - Works from Denver Private Collections" from October 9th 2006 to January 5th, 2007

Photo below was taken at the opening reception for the exhibition

Below is a Nyamwezi maternity figure from Tanzania that is now in my collection
to see other maternity figures from Tanzania on my website
to go to the page for my Zaramo marionette figures (shown above)
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