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

Description
Cubistic Ancestor Figure - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Mumuye - Nigeria
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

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

Lot details
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
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 65,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in