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Lot 0006 Details

Description
A black female Mumuye Figure from Gaetan Schoonbroodt collection in Verviers.The Mumuye tribe lives in Nigeria's Benue River Valley region, and produces anthropomorphic figures that are noted for their cubist abstraction. It was not until the late 1960s that statues from the Mumuye culture of northeastern Nigeria appeared on the European art market. The typical face of the Mumuye heads with their angular sideburns are said to have inspired the appearance of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies.Age: mid XXth century or earlier.H= 54cm
Condition
Shiny patina. The hand is professionally restored.
Dimensions
9.9 x 53.5 x 12.9 cm
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Mumuye Figure

Estimate €1,500 - €2,500Sep 22, 2019
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