Statue - Wood - mambilla - Nigeria

Description
Statue - Wood - mambilla - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Good

African Figurine of the Mambilla ethnic group of Nigeria.

Very particular hairdo composed with little wooden sticks.

This people of a Bantu origin split from the main Bantu group, two thousand years ago, and migrated to northern Cameroon and Nigeria, and under the pressure of Muslim Fula, they moved to the south during the 17th and 18th centuries. Although they have settled in altitude, the Fula succeeded, also because of slave trade under the leadership of their chief Sambo, in reducing the population to 16,000 individuals.

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Lot details
Object
Statue
Ethnic group/ culture
mambilla
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
45.5×17.5×13 cm
Weight
1.61 kg
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