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Sculpture - Wood - Iagalagana - Mumuye - Nigeria

Sculpture - Wood - Iagalagana - Mumuye - Nigeria

Mumuye Ancestor Figure.
Size: 28 cm
Provenance: Collected in situ during the 60's by a french road constructor who travelled through Nigeria and had his own private museum in France ( now dismantled) .

Age: mid XXth-century. Some cracks above the breasts and restoration, slight insect damage on the side of the feet, see images.

The Mumuye artists abstract interpretation of the human body, which recalls that of cubist and expressionist artists, has been immensely appealing to African art enthusiasts. Their anthropomorphic figures demonstrate an astonishing range of variations, testifying to their makers, unbridled creativity and limitless inventiveness.
Free description and Free Pack and Ship worldwide.

This finely carved Mumuye is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience, and not made for decoration.
It is coming from a private Belgian collection.
A written description and the stand ( when available) will be included in your package.

If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.

Object Sculpture
Indigenous object name Iagalagana
Ethnic group/ culture Mumuye
Region/ country Nigeria
Material Wood
Period 2nd half 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 83×16×13 cm
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