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19 th Century
Size : 18 cm high – 7 ins high
The conical headdress seen on this figure is occasionally carved on Tsonga staffs with male figures , but it is not known whether they are intended to depict unusual hairstyles or colonial hats , as it is only usual for Tsonga married women to have a peaked coiffure denoting their matrimonial status . This figure is seated on a European style chair , and outlined in poker work , he is wearing a chief’s necklace .
|Height||18.00 cm||(7.09 inches)|