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Wurkun Standing Figure Nigeria African

Regular Price: $99.00

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Product #: 113786
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Title Wurkun Standing Figure Nigeria African
Type of Object Carving, figure
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Wurkun
Materials Wood
Approximate Age Second half 20th century
Dimensions Height: 18.5 Inches
Width: 4.25 Inches
Overall Condition Fair: 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 Cracks

Additional Information:  This figure is tentatively attributed to the Wurkun, somewhere in the Benue River Valley, in an area that is still relatively undocumented. This is a region where carvers from one ethnic group would carve or sell figures and masks to other ethnic groups. Therefore styles are often mixed and figures will share stylistic attributes. A number of small localized groups including the Chamba, Mumuye, Montol, Goemai, Mama, Jukun, Wurkum and Jompre produce sculpted figures often sharing styles and sculpted forms. This miniature figure incorporates stylistic elements of neighboring peoples including Mumuye, Jukun and Chamba.  It may represent and ancestor or a culture heroe able to control the forces of nature and intercede in the affairs of humans or were used to divine the causeof illnesses.