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Vere Bronze (N° 27100)

African statuette depicting a subject with prominent facial features. The subject is wearing circular objects, probably metal rings.
Semi-crusty patina.
The Vere, Verre , Were, Duru-Verre, or even Dii, live in the northeast of Nigeria, in the state of Adamawa (former Gongola), and in the north of Cameroon. This very small population lives in circular huts grouped into fortified villages.
The Vere statuettes, whose function remains unknown, are rare, and present analogies with the works produced by the Mumuye, their close neighbors established between Nigeria and Cameroon.  

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OriginEx-collection d'un galeriste parisien
EthnyVere
Countrycameroun
Material(s)alliage de bronze
Height cm17
Width6 cm
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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