Ancestor statue - Wood - Mambila Mfunte - Nigeria

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

Figurine, Mambila Mfunte Culture, Cameroon Height: 48 cm.

Beautiful sculpture attributed to the Mfumte of Cameroon/Nigeria. This work could also come from an ethnic group of this region, like the Mambila, the Keaka...
The style is mastered, the volumes are well-carved, conferring much strength to this piece. The face is expressive, the mouth put forward, the ears are close to the eyes, the overall is skilfully ornamented with natural white and red pigments. Interesting work of the hairdo, formed by a few lines. The wood is ancient and oxidised. Wonderful patina. A wonderful ancient and authentic piece of collection. Around 1930.

A professional invoice, including a picture of the object, as well as the aforementioned description, will be delivered upon request.

Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Ethnic group/ culture
Mambila Mfunte
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
48×0×0 cm
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