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Chamba sculpture (N° 27996) Deposit sale

French collection of African art
The delicately striated face topped with a headdress resembling a helmet distinguish this sculpture whose powerful anatomy forms the specificity of the Benoué valley.
Black patina rubbed with light clay.
Minor cracks. Established since the 17th century on the south bank of the Benue in Nigeria, the Chamba resisted attempted conquests by the Fulani, nomads who settled in large numbers in northern Nigeria. They are known for their famous buffalo mask with its two flat jaws extending from the head. Statuary, less common, is admired by lovers of primitive forms.  

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OriginColl. Amadeo Plaza Garcés
Height cm61
Width13 cm
Weight2.80 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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