Statue (1) - Wood - Statue - Chamba - Nigeria

Description
Statue (1) - Wood - Statue - Chamba - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Good

Chamba statues are rare and their functions uncertain! Researchers have often thought that these statues were made to communicate with the spirits. One of the characteristics of these statues is the folded arms facing the onlooker. The patina is red and probably made with Tokula powder. The sculpture is quite rough and the gouge work is quite obvious overall.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Statue
Indigenous object name
Statue
Ethnic group/ culture
Chamba
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
59×15×15 cm
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