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Sculpture - Wood - Prov Gaetan Schoonbroodt - Mumuye - Mali

Sculpture - Wood - Prov Gaetan Schoonbroodt - Mumuye - Mali

A black female Mumuye Figure from Gaetan Schoonbroodt collection in Verviers.
The Mumuye tribe lives in Nigeria's Benue River Valley region, and produces anthropomorphic figures that are noted for their cubist abstraction. It was not until the late 1960s that statues from the Mumuye culture of northeastern Nigeria appeared on the European art market. The typical face of the Mumuye heads with their angular sideburns are said to have inspired the appearance of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies.
Age: mid XXth century or earlier.
Arm reglued at the elbow.²
H= 54cm

Published: "Living African Art Treasures" by David Norden, 2019 nr.

Object Sculpture
Indigenous object name Prov Gaetan Schoonbroodt
Ethnic group/ culture Mumuye
Region/ country Mali
Material Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition In good condition - restored
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 54×10×13 cm
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