|Type of Object||
Pair of Statues/figures
|Country of Origin||
Wood, stain and pigment
Woman 8", Man 9"
Woman 13.5lbs, Man 13lbs
Cracking throughout, see pictures.
About the Igbo People
The Igbo people are an ethnic group of the Volta–Niger phylum native to southern Nigeria. Geographically, the Igbo homeland is divided into two unequal sections by the Niger River – an eastern (which is the larger of the two) and a western section. The Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“The 8,000,000 Igbo people – who live primarily from farming – settled in the northern part of the Niger River Delta, in an area of forests and swamps. Village councils composed of the eldest people from each family govern the tribe. Their power is counterbalanced by secret societies.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.