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Jukun Figure Cross River Nigeria African Art

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Title Jukun Figure Cross River Nigeria African Art
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Cross River Delta Region, Nigeria
People Jukun
Materials wood, pigment
Approximate Age Late 19th to early 20th century
Dimensions Height: 24.5 Inches
Width: 6.25 Inches
Depth: 5 Inches
On Base: 25.75 inches H x 6 x 7.5 inches base
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Chips and shallow cracks in places

Additional Information:  This well worn figure is from the Jukun, who live north of the confluence of the Benue and Niger Rivers in one of the more poorly documented areas of Nigeria. Only a few objects have been attributed to either the these people although they have produced impressive and outstanding artworks including headdresses and a particular form of figural carving such as this.  The patina on the surface shows traces of long use.

 Recommended Reading: Sieber, Roy. "Sculpture of Northern Nigeria," 1961.Sieber, R. and Tony Vevers. "Interaction: The art styles of the Benue River and East Nigeria." 1974.