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Ancestor or guardian figure - MAMBILA - Eastern Nigeria

Lot reference 15479125

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$ 108 Bidder 7968
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c. 1950s or earlier - good condition

Mambila male figure. Mounted to a wooden base.
Standing, male figure with angled arms. Dark brown shiny patina.

Origin: Eastern Nigeria, border area with Cameroon, West Africa. Acquired in 1998 as an antique item
Provenance: ex Austrian gallery collection
Material: wood
Height: 32.5 cm

These figures are used as ancestor and guardian figures. The ancestor figures serve as a residence for ancestral spirits. Sacrifices are made to the figures to appease the ancestral spirits and to favor them

Literature:
Afrikanskt, catalog d. Malmö Konsthall, p.112
W. Schmalbach, African Art p.186
K.F.Sädler, African Art, (Heyne TB) p.195, Fig.282,
Karl Ferdinand Schädler, AFRICANA (Battenberg, Munich, 1988, p.154 f
Marcelene K. Wittmer & William Arnett, Three Rivers of Nigeria, p.85
Paul Gebauer, Art of Cameroon, New York 1979, p.189, p.316 / M26 ff
Hrsg. Museum Ludwig, AFRICAN SCULPTURE. The invention of the figure. Cologne 1990, p.145 ff

This is an authentic, tribally used artifact with life-long guarantee on age and authenticity.

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