Nigerian Figure Couple 20″ – Nigeria

$600.00

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Type of Object

Pair of Statues/figures

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Unknown

Material

Wood, stain and pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

20" Each

Width

Woman 8", Man 9"

Depth

8" Each

Weight

Woman 13.5lbs, Man 13lbs

Overall Condition

Cracking throughout, see pictures.

Tribe Information

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.”

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