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Ancestor Figure – Wood – Urhubo – Nigeria


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Stylistic wooden Urhobo figure fromf Nigeria. The authentic figure is carying a baby in here hands and is covered in phembe (white clay).

The Urhubo people settled north of the Niger river delta and live from fishing and farming.
They carve EDJO figures and ancestor statues – the former is respresented as mythic warrior holding weapons or magical containers. These ancestor figures are usually kept together in communal house where they preside over meetings.
(The Tribal Arts of Africa, Jean Baptiste Bacquart, p92)

This powerful figure is considered the age, in good condition with traces of wear and tear.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including custom made stand.

Object: Ancestor Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Urhubo
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 85×18×15 cm
Weight: 4200 g


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