Statue(s) - Wood - Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris) - Ejagham - Nigeria

Description
Statue(s) - Wood - Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris) - Ejagham - Nigeria
1st half 20th century - Good

The Ejagham or Ekoi people, established in the southeast of Nigeria or in western Cameroon, are the source of a unique and quite surprising form of art.

Nigerian Ekoi light wood crest covered with a thin, lightly coloured, diaphanous tanned skin. it is an African statuette sitting with the arms and separate legs, articulated on the trunk of the body. This African art object features a head with significant proportions, trimmed with human hair, it is laterally hammered with small wooden pegs.

Lot details
Object
Statue(s)
Indigenous object name
Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris)
Ethnic group/ culture
Ejagham
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
27×10×10 cm
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