Makonde Breast Plate, Mozambique

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A wooden carved breast plate of rectangular shape with two small cone shaped breasts. The stomach distended as if pregnant with triangular pudenda below and two short peg shaped legs to the side. The entire surface painted in a buff/orange pigment with horizontal rows of white dots and black pigment to the nipples and belly button.

H. 55.5 cm, W. 30.5 cm.

Property from a Dutch private collection

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