Miniature Doll

Zaramo, East Africa
Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: Noble Endicott, NYC
Michael Oliver, NYC
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels

Of classic cylindrical form; this miniature version of a Mwana Hiti doll is a fantastic example. The attention to detail is quite impressive; the minute face is beautifully rendered showing a deeply serene expression. The warm color of the wood is the result of decades of handling. To enhance its efficacy and beautify , it has been adorned with a strand of old trade beads. Mwani Hiti come in all sizes, but this miniature example carries the aesthetic weight of a large example through its details and pedigree.

This doll stands 3.1” Tall

SOLD / 7-3-11