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Mumuye Statue (N° 25498) Deposit sale

Collection of French African tribal art, the name of the collector will be communicated to the buyer.
This African figure Mumuye of the first generation, created by the sculptor rati or even molabaiene, is anchored on vigorous legs, the bust in a slight inclination . Distinguished by their structure, their hairstyle and their large pierced ears, these statues not only made it possible to call down rain but also played an apotropaic and divinatory role.
Patina of heterogeneous use. Abrasions, erosions and desiccation cracks.
The statuary emanating from the north-west region of middle Benoué, from the Kona Jukun, to the Mumuye and up to the Wurkun populations is distinguished by a relative absence of ornamentation and a refined stylization. The 100,000 Adamawa language speakers form a group called Mumuye and are grouped into villages, dola, divided into two groups: those of fire ( tjokwa) relating to blood and the color red, guardians of the vabong cult, among whom are elected the chiefs, and those of water, (tjozoza), linked to humidity and white color. It is from these latter that the rain priests are chosen, initiates of the vadosong cult.  


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OriginCollection française JCL
Height cm70
Width17 cm
Weight2.25 Kg
Estimated datingdébut xx°

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