Antique African Tribal Elder 'makonde' Hand-carved Ebony Wood. Circa: 1900's For Sale

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Antique African Ebony Wood Hand-Carved Tribal Elder 'Makonde' Tribe. Circa: Early 1900's.

Description: This listing is for an outstanding antique African Tribal Elder Sculpture, hand-carved in the early 1900's by the Makonde tribe in Tanzania, east Africa, from a solid piece of dense Ebony Blackwood, known locally as 'Mpingo'. xxxxx A half portrait of a male african, realistically depicted in a slim profile, with a naked upper body covered by a maroon-tinted garment draped over his left shoulder, carved with indigenous features, a narrow bearded face, prominent nose, squinting eyes, well-shaped mouth, with protuding lips. A ridge outlines his hairline from his forehead, tapering to his elongated ears. Fashioned about his neck is a decorative five strand beaded necklace, hand-strung on old silk core, colorfully contrasting the black wood craving.

Excellent condition showing normal wear, a beautifully aged patina, with natural lustre sheen. Inclusions are a normal part of natural materials, and should not be considered flaws.

Data Observation: Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item.

Estimate Value: We are offering this item to our audience at a considerable lower wholesale value.

Dimensions: Image Height: 8.5 inches (21.59cm).

Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (2-4 weeks). All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government. The winning buyer agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier.

Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the sale end: includes a 7 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser.

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