Female figure - Igala - Nigeria - SOLD

The artworks of the region of the Bénoué are very less referenced, it is difficult to be certain of their ethnic attributions. This skilfully carved feminine figure has a beautiful presence. Very interesting shaping of the volumes. The face is powerful, the expression deep, the smile enigmatic. With scarifications on the face. The buttocks are prominent. Dense wood. The Igala are an ethnic group of Nigeria. Their homeland, the Igala Kingdom, is an approximately triangular area of about 14,000 km2 in the Benue and Niger rivers. The area was formerly the Igala Division of Kabba province, and is now part of Kogi State.Origin : private collection UkDating : 1960'sSize : 68 x 14 cmMaterial : wood

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Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
Ethnic group
Igala
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Nigeria
Origin

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