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A small Mumuye Figure Prov: Taitt collection

Lot 0007
A brown female Mumuye Figure from the collection of Donald Taitt, an abstract painter in Paris. 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= 38cm

Condition

Aged patina, with some cracks in the wood and damage to the feet.

Dimensions

8.9 x 37.6 x 6.9 cm

Buyer's Premium

  • 12%

A small Mumuye Figure Prov: Taitt collection

Estimate €1,800 - €2,500Sep 22