ABSTRACT MUMUYE FIGURE WITH WORN SURFACE

Origin: Nigeria, Mumuye people   (Provenance: Acquired from an old collector in Paris)

Period/Date:  Mid 20th century, possibly older   

Materials:   hardwood, vegetable stain, leather

Description:  This quirky abstract Mumuye figure comes with a custom metal base and shows a lot of field use.  It has scarification on the forehead, neck and upper ears.  The pendant ears are dished in the center below the eyes.  It has a semi-encrusted surface on the low areas, especially inside the arms and an overall worn and rubbed surface on the high areas.  The piece shows long generational use.  On the separations to the abdomen, chest and face, there is evidence of very old native mends whereby old pieces of "leather" have been embedded and shimmed in place. Scroll down to view all photos.

Dimensions:   Length 20.75"  (52.5 cm), Width 3.5"  (9 cm)

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