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Statue Mumuye (N° 16483)

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The tribal statue Mumuye çi-contre, created by the sculptor rati or molabaiene and from the Mercier collection undertaken for three generations, offers a columned bust extending towards reduced, crenellated legs. Long dangling arms, equipped with hands in spatulas, invite you to contemplate the prominent umbilical. Carried by a massive high neck, the narrow ovoid head features the distinctive hairstyle of the clan and the remains of ears distended by curls, worn only by ethnic women.
Dark patina with golden reflections, abrasions, cracks, deteriorations.
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 are elected chiefs, and those of water, ( tjozoza), related to the color. It is among these that the priests of the rain are chosen, initiated from the worship vadosong . The Mumuyes are organized into family groups called 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.  

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OriginEx. collection belge Mercier
Weight9.00 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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