Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 15 February 2020

Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 68 280
Lot 70
  • George Lilanga; Naomba Uniambie Neno la Mwisho
  • George Lilanga; Naomba Uniambie Neno la Mwisho
  • George Lilanga; Naomba Uniambie Neno la Mwisho

Lot Estimate
ZAR 60 000 - 80 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 68 280

About this Item

Tanzanian 1934-2005
Naomba Uniambie Neno la Mwisho

signed; signed and inscribed with the title on the reverse, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Capt. Felix Lorenz in a sleeve attached to the reverse.

enamel on board
60 by 60cm excluding frame


“In many ways [Lilanga’s] sculptures and paintings follow Makonde conventions. His playful figures are best understood as heirs to the shetani, the unruly spirits of Makonde cosmology. Similarly, the complexity of his paintings can be compared to the Makonde ujamaa (tree of life), which signifies unity and solidarity. At the same time, the vibrant inventiveness of Lilanga’s work also testifies to the profound revolution that marked the birth of individualization and personal talent in Africa."1


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