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Mumuye Statue (N° 12486)

Ex-collection French African Art South of the Benue River, in a difficult access area that isolated them until 1950, are established the Mumuye, which are organized into family groups called dola.

Their iagalagana statues were stored in one 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 his prestige.The characteristics of the figures Mumuye embodying tutelary figures, which are often erroneously attributed to the neighboring Chamba, are recognizable thanks to the cylindrical body, to the space formed by the arrangement of the arms around the bust, with squat legs, and, in most cases, by the stylized cap This specimen is supported by a strongly eroded base, this base being intended to be buried in order to protect the crops. They also protected the family, some of whom were placed on altars, received sacrifices and libations, and even exercised a judicial function.Mumuye statues also consisted of prestige figures for their owners.  

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Originex-collection Decoster
Height cm90
Width18 cm
Weight2.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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