Charming Mumuye Style Statue 31″ – Nigeria – African Art

$195.00

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This statue was carved in the style of the Mumuye people of Nigeria. The statue features a charming figure made in the typical Mumuye style. It measures 31 inches tall including base and weighs 6 pounds. There is some chipping around the feet and felt pads placed under the feet to keep the piece from falling. Cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Mumuye

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

31"

Width (Inches)

6”

Depth (Inches)

6"

Weight (Pounds)

6 lbs

Overall Condition

Chipped feet, felt pads on bottom, cracking and wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Mumuye People

“Living on the left bank of the Benue River, the 400,000 Mumuye people intensively farm an area of plains. Socially, they are divided into small family groups called Dola, which are headed by a council of elders with an elected leader. The Vabong secret society, of which there are seven grades, regulates Mumuye religious life. Entry into the society is achieved through initiation ceremonies, which include flagellation and an explanation of the meaning of masks and other magical objects.”

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

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