Attractive Mambila African Figure on Base 24.5″ – Cameroon

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This is a Mambila statue from Cameroon. It features a bluntly carved standing figure with a joyful expression. The figure stands 24.5 inches tall and is attached to a custom metal base. The feet are missing on this piece, and its unknown whether this was intentional with the design of the statue.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Mambila

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

24.5"

Width (Inches)

7"

Depth (Inches)

6"

Weight (Pounds)

16.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Good with minor imperfections.

Tribe Information

About the Mambila People

“The 25,000 Mambila people produced a considerable number of masks and figures that are characterized by a heart-shaped face; red and white pigments were often applied later.”
“Dances celebrating the end of the planting seasons are led by a tribesman wearing a cephalomorphic helmet mask. In turn, he is followed by the retinue of assistants wearing secondary masks in the shape of a dog’s head and a crow’s head.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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