Mumuye Style Statue on Base 30.5″ – Nigeria – African Art

$175.00

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This statue was carved in the style of the Mumuye people of Nigeria. The statue comes attached to a custom base for easy display. It measures 30.5 inches tall including base and weighs 5.5 pounds. The tip of the left foot has broken off and there is a large crack down the left side of the neck and head. Minor cracking, scuffing and wear and tear – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Mumuye

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

30.25" figure | 30.5" including base

Width (Inches)

4.25" figure | 6" base

Depth (Inches)

4" Figure | 6" Base

Weight (Pounds)

5.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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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