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Montol male figure of Komtin
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The scarified face, powerfully expressive through the accentuation of the frown, is framed by large ears and crowned by a circular protrusion. The elongation of the concave bust projecting forward the chest and the umbilicus, the curvature of the arms extended by open palms, the thick disk of the hips, energize this figure of the Montols. The body also bears regular striations evoking the body scarifications of groups in the region, such as the Goemai, Tarok (who name their healing society Kwompten), and the Ngas, from central Nigeria. The latter make use of similar statues, often more schematic.
Dark patina, locally satiny, damaged base. It is during healing rites, or even divination of the origins of diseases, that this sculpture played, for the members of the komtin ...


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Male figure Montol Komtin
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Tribal art > African Statues > Komtin statue

It was during healing rites, or even divination of the origins of illnesses, that this sculpture played a major role for the members of the Komtin male society. The stocky morphology of the Montol statues is characterized by broad shoulders, a narrow bust, and thick, short legs. The head is generally spherical and the features are sketchy. This sculpted figure is differentiated by a more detailed face, framed by large ears and crowned by a circular protrusion. Engraved on the abdomen are parallel lines reminiscent of the body scarifications of groups in the region, such as the Goemai, Tarok (who name their healing society Kwompten), and the Ngas, from central Nigeria. The latter use similar statues, often more schematic. The Montol kept the sculptures for community use in the ...


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