Mumuye Figure Benue River Valley Region Nigeria Africa
This fine older and used Mumuye Figure is from the Benue River Valley Region of Nigeria Africa. This figure does not depict ancestors but rather incarnates tutelary spirits. The figures have many functions both ceremonial and used by traditional healers.
I have almost no experience in African Art but over the years I bought some African Artworks just to see how they look and fit in with my Oceanic Art collection. This figure I liked the very first time I saw it, I didn’t know where it was from I just liked the strong face and the overall cubist feel to it.
Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic and African Art
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