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Chamba statue
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The chamba statuary presents a certain geometry reminiscent of the design of the works of the Mumuye, including a very particular morphology. Here, a columnar bust around which the relief of disproportionate arms is cut out in a diamond shape towards stocky, crenellated limbs. The head marked with parallel scarifications, on which a hat seems to rest in balance, sinks into the shoulders. The abdominal niche conceals imprints of seeds of abrus and remains of feathers.
Velvet red ocher patina. Desication crack, losses.
Installed since the 17th century on the south bank of the Benue in Nigeria, the Chamba have resisted the attempts of conquest by the Fulani, nomads who have settled in large numbers in northern Nigeria. They are known for their famous buffalo mask with its two ...


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Chamba statue
Tribal art > African Statues > Chamba statue

The chamba statuary has certain points in common with that of the Mumuye. This copy adopts a design offering the particularity of a curved bust, framed in height by short folded arms. The bust widens, extending hips in cylindrical relief. The legs are classically cut, stocky and semi-flexed. The simple-featured head is distinguished by a high crest and huge circular ears.
Slightly satiny reddish brown patina.
Installed since the 17th century on the south bank of the Benue in Nigeria, the Chamba have resisted the attempts of conquest by the Fulani, nomads who have settled in large numbers in northern Nigeria. They are known for their famous buffalo mask with its two flat jaws extending the head. The statuary, less frequent, is divided into figures of protection (tauwa, sing. tau) ...


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Statues Chamba
Tribal art > African Statues > Statues Chamba

Emblems of male associations, these narrow figures that a common base connects stand vertically. The diamond-shaped arms envelop a tubular bust surmounted by short crenellated legs. The neck rises towards a head with prominent features, wearing a rounded crest like a helmet. The crest is extended by braids that frame the face. Granular black patina, locally flaked.
Better known for their buffalo masks, the Chamba communicated with the spirit world through these statues. However, their functions remain little known. Settled since the seventeenth century on the southern bank of the Benue River in Nigeria, coming from the mountainous regions of the Cameroonian borders, the Chamba resisted the conquest attempts of the Fulani, nomads who settled in large numbers in northern ...


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Figure masculine Chamba
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Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Chamba

Better known for their buffalo masks, worn horizontally, forming here the head of this sculpture, the Chambas communicated with the spirit world through statues. However, their functions remain little known. This protective figure has arms bent forward, and fingers spread out like palms. The legs, spread out in the extension of the hands, impart a particular dynamic. Crusty brown patina with reddish reflections. Cracks of desiccation, missing on one foot.
Settled since the seventeenth century on the southern bank of the Benue River in Nigeria, coming from the mountainous regions of the Cameroonian borders, The Chamba resisted the attempts to conquer the Fulani, nomads who settled in large numbers in northern Nigeria. They are known for their famous buffalo mask with its ...


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