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Cubistic Ancestor Figure - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Mumuye - Nigeria

Cubistic Ancestor Figure - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Mumuye - Nigeria

An excellent example of cubist African sculpture, this Mumuye figure with stylised hands, feet and face is coming from Donald Taitt, an abstract painter from Paris born in 1930 who collected African Art..

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.

Made of a very dense wood and internal oxidation this figure has good age and patina. There is a hole on top of the head ( see images )

H= 47 cm

Object Cubistic Ancestor Figure
Indigenous object name Provenance Donald Taitt
Ethnic group/ culture Mumuye
Region/ country Nigeria
Material Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 47×11×10 cm
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