Idoma Style Statue 26″ on Base – Nigeria – African Art

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This statue was created in the style of the Idoma people of Nigeria. It comes attached to a custom base for easy display. The statue measures 26 inches tall and weighs 7 pounds. There is a repair to the right arm and the left hand has broken off. Cracking, scuffing and 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)

25.5" figure | 26" including base

Width (Inches)

7.5"

Depth (Inches)

6"

Weight (Pounds)

7 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.