Oron Statue of Male and Female 26.5″ – Nigeria – African Art

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This Oron style statue showcases a male figure with a female figure sitting on his shoulders. The statue measures 26.5 inches tall including custom base and weighs 4 pounds. The male is missing the tip of his left foot. There are some wood holes along with cracking and wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure with base.

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Oron

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

25" figure | 26.5" including base

Width

3.5" figure | 6" base

Depth

4" figure | 6" base

Weight

4 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Oron People

Living on the western side of the Cross River, the Oron people carved monoxylous ancestor figures. These sculptures, known as Ekpu, have a typical coiffure and scarifications, and are kept in the village meeting room and used as mnemonic objects to commemorate tribal history.

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

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