Statue(s) (1) - Wood - Mumuye - Nigeria

Description
Statue(s) (1) - Wood - Mumuye - Nigeria
Early 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

MUMUYE Culture, Nigeria
Sculpture of prestige, approximately dated back to 1920, including a custom-made stand.
Mumuye sculpture represented in a standing position, with the arms along the body, reaching the short legs. The trunk is cylindrical and elongated. The head is mostly covered by the hairdo. Brown and honey coloured patina.
Over the years, the feet were progressively damaged and then cut off.
Purchased at the “Diamonds Auction”, “Africa, Asia and Oceania” section, auction of the 18th of February 2016.
The sculpture measures 55 cm, 62 cm including the stand.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Statue(s)
Ethnic group/ culture
Mumuye
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
62×15×15 cm
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