Wurkum statue, Nigeria

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 69620, Ternand, France

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    Statue representing a standing figure. The bust and neck are cylindrical, the arms and hands form an oval around the belly and the head is surmounted by a sagittal crest.
    The wood is covered with white pigment and red and blue paint remains. On one side at the top of the head, there is a hole with glued feathers around it. Perhaps we have here the remains of an ancient sacrificial cavity. Let us also note the light remains of feathers at the level of the hands of the statue.
    These statues had a protective function (home, fields...).
    The style is rough and geometrical and it emanates from this character a certain power supposed to frighten the evil spirits.
    They were placed on the ground and that is why the base is eroded.
    Wood with traces of use and marks of time, pigments
    Wurkum people, Nigeria
    Mid 20th century
    Height : 53 cm


    Style Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)
    Century 20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)
    Artist Wurkum
    Country of origin Nigeria
    Height (cm) 53 cm
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 69620, Ternand, France

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