Sculpture - Wood - Prov Mark Verstockt - Mumuye - Mali

Description
Sculpture - Wood - Prov Mark Verstockt - Mumuye - Mali
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

A brown Mumuye Figure from the collection of Mark Verstockt, a deceased Belgian graphic designer.
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: mid XXth century or earlier. H= 51cm


Published: "Living African Art Treasures" by David Norden, 2019 nr. 008

Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Indigenous object name
Prov Mark Verstockt
Ethnic group/ culture
Mumuye
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
51×11×11 cm
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