Ancestor statue - Wood - Chamba - Nigeria

Description
Ancestor statue - Wood - Chamba - Nigeria
Early 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Large Figurine in Wood, Chamba Culture, Nigeria Height: 64 cm.

Magnificent and large ancient figurine of the Chamba from Nigeria. The treatment of the volumes is exceptional, a true masterpiece. The patina is deep and rich, composed of several applications of pigments and offerings. Please note the striation all over the body and face, these are decorations and scarifications. The figure is focused, impregnated with strength, it seems to be anchored in the ground. The tips of the feet are missing. Without restoration. A beautiful piece of an ancient collection. Around 1930.

Provenance:
- Private collection, Paris.

An invoice, including a picture and the aforementioned description will be delivered, upon request.
The figurine can be picked up at the Gallery Atelier, Toulouse.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Ethnic group/ culture
Chamba
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
64×0×0 cm
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