Figure - Hardwood - Iagalagana - Mumuye - Nigeria

Description
Figure - Hardwood - Iagalagana - Mumuye - Nigeria
Good

A Mumuye sculpture from the Bénoué region, Nigeria. It seems to move. The movement is produced by the carving of the arms, one in front and the other behind, which makes the sculpture to look like it’s moving. It is partially worn, especially the right arm. It shows traces of a hit and the hand is missing.Its arms are carved near the torso and end in fin-like hands. The elongated neck shows a helmet-shaped head with extremely large ears rectangularly pierced through a dark, partly bright patina.

Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
Iagalagana
Ethnic group/ culture
Mumuye
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Hardwood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
75×22×15 cm
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