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Statue Lagalagana Mumuye
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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 ...


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Figure masculine Mumuye
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Ex-French tribal art collection.
Etoning Mumuye figures of African art
Among the diversity of Mumuye statues, varying according to the villages, certain features are recurrent: an extremely purified, stretched morphology, and a relative absence of ornamentation.  The arms of this statue frequently detach from the bust, bent in this case, and an arch stylization of the lower limbs is noteworthy, all reflecting a dynamism.  The proportionally small head has a face with sketchy features, a neutral appearance, and round eyes.   The barely distinct reminder of ethnic scarifications results in numerous parallel incisions of the bust and headdress. The conical headdress, flanked by wide "ears" in side panels framing a neck stretched like a column, would rather evoke a warrior helmet.  ...


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Mask Mumuye Va, Vabou
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Zoomorphic Mumuye masks in African art
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 cult vabong , among which s elected the chiefs, 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 worship vadosong . To be used by the two Mumuye groups, the different colors of the same object of worship, mask or statue, are applied by each member of ...


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Statuette Mumuye
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The group of about 100,000 Mumuye live, mainly from agriculture, in the north-eastern region of Nigeria, which is limited by the Benoué loop and the Cameroonian border. As the area was difficult to access, they remained relatively isolated until 1950. Their statuary was discovered around 1968. The Mumuye of Nigeria, like the Tiv, are organized into initiation societies staggered into age classes that take place for young boys in a box, tsafi, in which the statues are stored. They reinforce the prestige of their holder, but also participate in healing rituals, divination and ordalies.
This figure features zigzag stretched upper limbs plated against the bust, hands resting on the lower abdomen, legs half bent spaced in the pelvis extension. These traits are generally found in statuary ...


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Mumuye Beak Flute
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Among the wind instruments, or aerophones, this bamboo flute crosses a hemispheric calabash, with an opening, forming a sounding board. The latter rests on a wicker strap held at the top by ropes with a handles. The stick has a whistle end, a handle surmounted by a figure is carved at the opposite end. Engraved cruciform patterns adorn the handle. The object was stabilized by adding sand to the gourd. The mumuye ethnic groups of the Middle Benue, the Kugong in particular, accompany the funeral ceremonies of songs and dances that are punctuated by various musical instruments: flutes named lere , tambourines of various shapes, gba (the sound being produced by an iron ring on a tool blade), gourds containing pebbles, bells worn at the ankles.


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Female figure Mumuye
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The African art Mumuye and the intriguing anatomy of its traditional statues
. Work of the sculptor named rati or molabaiene, this feminine effigy of the Mumuye has a long cylindrical bust on which point reduced breasts and a protruding umbilical. The rounded volume of the shoulders extends with flat arms spread from the torso, interminable, and whose notch suggests movement. The leg blocks devoid of feet is dug with parallel notches. The eyes are drawn in the wood and scarifications diagonally frame the incision forming the mouth. Ethnic lateral pendants are believed to be associated with a helmeted hairstyle, flanked here by a double sagittal crest, or the earlobes of women adorned with large discs. Dark brown, matte, long crack of desication.
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Mumuye Statue
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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 ...


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Female figure Tiv Atsuku
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French African art collection.
People with varied traditions have settled in the savannah north of the Niger and Benué rivers. The Tiv are made up of farmers living on the banks of the left bank of the Benué River. Their statues are of two types: of a naturalistic type, these figures take the form of female representations, some of which formed the top of reception box posts, as evidenced by the base of this statue. The seconds, named ihambé, associated with fertility, feature seated characters. Soft, full and rounded shapes characterize it. The round face has finely sculpted features and sports the scarifications used in the ethnic group. The hairstyle is assembled in fine braids around the central crest.
Plaqué along the bust with generous forms evoking fertility, the arms ...


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Statuette Mumuye / Chamba
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Belgian African art collection.
It is in the region of north-eastern Nigeria, limited by the Benoué loop and the Cameroonian border, that the group of about 100,000 Mumuye live, mainly from agriculture. As the area was difficult to access, they remained relatively isolated until 1950. Their statuary was discovered around 1968. The Mumuye of Nigeria, like the Tiv, are organized into initiation societies staggered into age classes that take place for young boys in a box, tsafi, in which the statues are stored. They reinforce the prestige of their holder, but also participate in healing rituals, divination and ordalies. This figure has upper limbs spread out of the bust, hands leaning on the lower abdomen, legs spaced in the extension of the pelvis. These traits are generally found in ...


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Iron currency Mumuye
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This piece of currency is formed by two big iron bars twisted together like a rope-like shape. This model circulated in Nigeria in the pré-colonial years.


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Large Mumuye Karim Shoulder Mask
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African art > African mask > Mumuye mask

The Mumuye shoulder masks already cut by their dimensions in the African art this one stands out even more by its height of 173 cm. Several versions of shoulder masks exist among Mumuye, although having stylistic similarities, they retain some particular elements and had, or even still have today, different utilities. Indeed, while "karim" were once worn during initiation ceremonies and used for apotropaic rites, the "jukun" masks are themselves exhibited at funerals and difficult times to serve intermediaries between the priest and the ancestors. This mask is decorated with linear scarifications on the chest, the face and the sagittal cap. The effects of desiccation and xylophagous attacks now stopped are visible. A removable collar consisting of four heads decorates the mask.

Mumuye figure
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Prestigious tribal statues in African art Mumuye
Sculptor's work named rati or molabaiene, this African statue of the Mumuye has a stretched bust that supports thick semi-flexed legs, and arms emerging in v on the chest, departing from the body at the elbow, to return to lean around the abdomen. The dynamic attitude is accentuated by the position of the body in slight inclination. The proportionally reduced head is distinguished by the large circular ears and the top horns. Grey, red and white polychrome skate. 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 ...


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Mumuye Sukuru Shoulder Mask
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The Mumuye in African art.
South of the Benoué River, in an area of difficult access that isolated them until 1950, are established the Mumuye, which are organized into family groups named dola . Their statues iagalagana 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 . This type of mask is found in the northwest region of the benue middle, from Kona Jukun, to the Mumuye and up to the Wurkun populations. The statuary emanating from this area is distinguished by 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 ...


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Split Drum Mumuye
African art > Usual african items > Split Drum Mumuye

Music and prestige in African art South of the Benue River, in a region of difficult access that isolated them until 1950, are established the Mumuye, which are organized into family groups called dola.

Their iagalagana statues were stored in a box 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.The sculptor, named rati or molabaiene The latter, who had another job, made everyday objects such as this slit drum whose rhythm also accompanied ritual ceremonies and announced important events.The sound box is equipped with four feet stabilizing the object. The handles are made up of two contiguous heads adorned with very large red-painted ears, and a single ...


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Janiform Mumuye Statue
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African art > African Statues > Janiform Mumuye Statue

The Mumuye in African Art South of the Benue River, in a region of difficult access that isolated them until 1950, are established the Mumuye, which are organized into family groups called dola.Their iagalagana statues were stored in a box 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.The characteristics of Mumuye figures which often erroneously attributed to the neighboring Chamba, are recognizable thanks to the cylindrical body, to the space formed by the disposition of the arms around the bust, with squat legs, and, in the majority of the cases, by the stylized cap with side sides. from the bust in two similar faces.The massive legs are supported by a strongly ...


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Mask of shoulders Mumuye Sukwava
African art > African mask > Mask of shoulders Mumuye Sukwava

Ex private German collection of African art.

This mask mumuye sukwava said " shoulders ", miniMaliste, is surmounted by a small head own statues iagalagana mumuye: a long neck and big ears drooping surmounted by a summit point, such a helmet. The reduced face which decorates the room has a very stylized facies with severe expression and is decorated with scarifications starting from the commissures of the mouth. Time-damaged wood: drying slots, strong erosion of the lower base. Velvety matte patina. Formerly intended for war rituals, these masks are now used for the invocation of rain and are on the other hand prestigious items. The Mumuye, in small family groups, are in a lowland area on the banks of the Bénué River in Nigeria. Shoulder masks are not exclusive to Mumuyé but ...


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Crest buffalo Mumuye
African art > African mask > Crest buffalo Mumuye

This bovine mask has simple shapes and a worn patina due to use.A wide mouth composed of two half rings is projected from the lower part of the mask. The horns present at the top of the skull make it possible to determine that it is about a representation of buffalo, animal recurrent in the artistic expression and in the African cosmogonies. The Mumuye are a people very famous for its stylized pieces, whether masks or statues.


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