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

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

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1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

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

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

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David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.

I do not buy directly from Africa, and try to avoid objects made only for decoration. Nearly all the objects I sell are 50 years or older. My objects are coming from private and known collections, small and big auction houses from around the world, from exchanges with other collectors, or from other dealers.

I favor figurative masks and figures, and fine quality of carvings with good age.

All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
All lots may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's African Antiques Art Gallery in Antwerp.

25€ PACK & SHIPPING WORLDWIDE or you can come pick it up for free .
A FREE WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IS INCLUDED IN EACH PACKAGE, and from time to time you will find a surprise gift inside your package.
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  • Beautiful sculpture, pleased with the objects, couldn't ask for more... Buy here with confidence from great tribal art dealer 5 star service!!

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