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The dynamic tension of The African Art Sculptures Mumuye
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 ...

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Mumuye Sukuru Vertical Mask
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The Mumuye in African art
Surmounted by two long necks bearing particularly stylized heads, this so-called shoulder mask has a base made up of two side panels bristling with small protrusions. Metal in the form of necklaces and leaves decorate the sculpture. Abraded dark patina, erosions, polychrome highlights. Occasionally produced in pairs, this mask could be accompanied by a horizontal mask during rituals preceding wars. Its appearance today is linked to apotropaic ceremonies and calls for rain.

South of the Benue River, in an area of difficult access that isolated them until 1950, are established the Mumuye,who are organized in family groups named dola . Their statues iagalagana were stored in a hut, tsafi , reserved for this purpose, while another hut, java , ...

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Mumuye tutelary figure
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The characteristics of Mumuye statues embodying tutelary figures are often erroneously attributed to neighboring Chamba. They are recognizable by the cylindrical body, the space formed by the arrangement of the arms around the bust, the stocky legs, crenellated here, and, in the majority of cases, the stylized headdress with side panels. Some were placed on altars, received sacrifices and libations, and could even perform judicial functions. Mumuye statues also consisted of figures of prestige for their owners. The top here consists of three heads perched on long necks, the base of which is inlaid with textile mixed with resin. The matte patina is abraded, residual incrustations of pink ochre pigments. Cracks of desiccation.
The statuary emanating from the northwestern ...

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Mumuye Iagalagana Statue
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The dynamic tension of Mumuye African art sculptures.
This Tribal figure Mumuye, made by the sculptor rati or molabaiene and from the Mercier collection undertaken for three generations, presents a rather recurrent morphology, organized around the column bust. The bow of the headdress repeats with rhythm at the shoulders and then the pelvis. The long neck on which a goiter appears bears a tiny face, like a beak, framed by ears stretched by the wearing of earrings. On the crest are also drawn lines evoking a volatile. These statues not only made it possible to call the rain but also played an apotropaic and divinatory role.
asys nuanced, velvety. Desication cracks.
The statuary emanating from the northwestern region of the middle Benoué, Kona Jukun, Mumuye and even the ...

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Mumuye Women s Mask
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Ex collection African art Emile Robyn.

This Mask Mumuye, which is referred to as a female mask or buffalo or monkey, is very similar to that published by Kerchache, Jacques, Jean-Louis Paudrat and Lucien Stephan, ", The African Art" Paris: 1988, pl.126.
Estimated price in the auction room: 5,000 euros.
The mask is composed of two distinct parts: the red face from which comes a long mouth, and on which there are round eyes pierced, finally a marked nasal ridge. The black headdress that finishes the mask ensues. The back of the mask is eroded.

It was Emile's grandfather, Abel Robyn, who began the collection in 1850.It was passed down over three generations. When Abel died in 1895, his son, Jerome Robyn, inherited the collection, which he extended until ...

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