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
- Cubistic Ancestor Figure
- Indigenous object name
- Provenance Donald Taitt
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 1st half 20th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 47×11×10 cm