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Statue Lagalagana Mumuye (N° 16557)

Long dangling arms, bent and equipped with hands in spatulas, frame a straight bust that rises over a narrow head. A sagittal crest forms with the remains of ears distended by the curls, only worn by ethnic women, like a strange warrior helmet. Fine incisions engraved on the metal adorn the sculpture.
The statuary emanating from the northwestern region of the benue middle, from Kona Jukun, to the Mumuye and up to the Wurkun populations stands out for a relative lack of ornamentation and a clean stylization. The 100,000 Adamawa speakers form a group called Mumuye and are grouped into villages, dola, divided into two groups: those of fire (tjokwa) relating to blood and red color, guardians of the vabong cult, among which are elected leaders, and those of water, (tjozoza ), related to humidity and white color. It is among these that the priests of the rain are chosen, initiated from the vadosong cult. The Mumuye are organized into family groups called dola . Their iagalagana statues were stored in a box, tsafi, reserved for this purpose, while another box, java , housed an individual with magical powers and surrounding himself with ritual objects related to his function and prestige.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyMumuye
Countrynigeria
Material(s)fer noir
Height47
Width11
Weight1.40 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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