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Ancestor or guardian figure - MAMBILA - Eastern Nigeria

Lot reference 15479125

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$ 144 Bidder 7968
15-01-2018 12:48:01
$ 108 Bidder 7968
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$ 2 Bidder 1226
13-01-2018 14:25:01

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

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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