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Standing Mambila Style African Figure 17.5″ – Cameroon

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This is a Mambila statue from Cameroon. It features a standing figure with an open mouth expression. The figure stands 17.5 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds. The piece is missing the top of the left foot and a piece out of the right forearm – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Mambila

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

17.5"

Width (Inches)

6"

Depth (Inches)

5.5"

Weight (Pounds)

3 lbs

Overall Condition

Missing tip of the left foot and missing a piece out of the right forearm – see photos

Tribe Information

About the Mambila People

“The 25,000 Mambila people produced a considerable number of masks and figures that are characterized by a heart-shaped face; red and white pigments were often applied later.”
“Dances celebrating the end of the planting seasons are led by a tribesman wearing a cephalomorphic helmet mask. In turn, he is followed by the retinue of assistants wearing secondary masks in the shape of a dog’s head and a crow’s head.”

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

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