A small carved wooden male effigy with a tall central crest, incised scar designs on the face, classic "zig Zag" arms and legs and a weathered surface patina, painted black and red.

According to the literature the functions of the statuary range from guardian spirit to rainmaking device, from being used in trials as well as by healers. Until the 1970s Mumuye statuary was largely unknown outside Nigeria.

 The figure measures 10.25 inches tall.

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A Mumuye sculpture

$245.00Price