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Handsome Mumuye African Mask – 10″ – Nigeria

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Type of Object

Mask and Stand

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Mumuye

Material

Pigment, Wood

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

10" (mask) 15" (w/stand)

Width (Inches)

7"

Depth (Inches)

16”

Weight (Pounds)

1.5lbs (mask) 2.5lbs (w/stand)

Overall Condition

Good condition with normal 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.