A ceremonial spoon by the Makonde people in Tanzania. with exqiusite design and creativity. Among the Makonde, female figures are said to represent the matriarchal founder of the group. Some figures, both male and female, are used in initiation rites .Most likely a ceremonial spoon, having a large circular bowl and a long shaft terminating in an elegantly and carved female figure with her arms to her side and delicate, raised scarification on the torso and face, accenting her tranquil expression; fine dark encrusted patina. The patina is remarkable, and indicates significant age and use.
Age:approximately 55-70 yrs
|Dimensions||2.5 × 19.4 × 27 cm|