This a very unique Mumuye Carved Wood Statue from Nigeria. Mumuye tribe remained in near total isolation until the end of 1950's, and few were known about them before the 1960s. Mumuye artists are famous for their unusual wooden statues discovered only in 1968. These figures always display elongated body features. Even though the Mumuye show great respect for the ancestors, their statuary does not depict ancestors but rather incarnates tutelary spirits. These statues were used by both diviners and healers, whose professions included diagnosis and cure of ill health and other kinds of misfortune. The figures were used to greet rainmaker’s clients, guard the house, and serve as the owner’s confidant. They are also used in trials when men in dispute swear on the statue, which they must kiss. Elders used them to reinforce their status in society. It was not unusual for a figure simultaneously to serve two or more functions. A wonderful item to display in your home or to add to your collection.
Shows age, Crack on Right Side of Head, otherwise in very good condition.
Comes on Stand
64 Inches Tall
7 3/4 Inches Wide
10 Inches Deep
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