Beautiful Female Idoma Statue 28″ on Base – Nigeria – African Art

$150.00

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This Idoma statue features a beautiful female figure with scarification on her face. She comes attached to a custom base for easy display. The statue measures 28 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds. There are repairs to her right arm, left wrist and right shoulder. She has a chipped ear and there is some deterioration around the base of the figure. Wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Idoma

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

28"

Width (Inches)

7.5" figure | 10" base

Depth (Inches)

8" figure | 10" base

Weight (Pounds)

19 lbs

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Tribe Information

About the Idoma People

“The people living on the banks of the Niger and Benue Rivers share many social and artistic traditions. They are thought to have common ancestors known as the Akpoko people. Traditionally, they principally make their money by acting as trade intermediaries between the inland people and the people who inhabit the Niger River Delta.
Living at the confluence of the Benue and Niger Rivers, the 500,000 Idoma people are predominantly farmers and traders. Artistically, they have achieved a reputation for their female fecundity figures showing an open mouth with carved teeth and vertical keloids on the temples. The face is usually painted with white pigments – a stylistic characteristic also shared with the Igbo people.

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