Circa 19th Century
Mumuye, Nigeria, West Africa
A figure carved of wood with a crest that projects from the head. The ears are expanded and white pigment highlights the circular eyes and ears. The neck is adorned with geometric scarification. An oval is carved into the abdomen and chest areas with a protruding navel encircled with additional white pigment. This figure has losses at the base.
ancestor figure, Mumuye, Nigeria, African art, African sculpture, African artifacts