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Sculpture - Wood - Prov Donald Taitt - Mumuye - Mali

Sculpture - Wood - Prov Donald Taitt - Mumuye - Mali

An expressive published brown female Mumuye Figure from the collection of Donald Taitt, an abstract painter in Paris.
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= first half XXth century
H= 38cm

Published: "Living African Art Treasures" by David Norden, 2019 nr. 007

Object Sculpture
Indigenous object name Prov Donald Taitt
Ethnic group/ culture Mumuye
Region/ country Mali
Material Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition In good condition - restored
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 38×9×7 cm
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