Mumuye Ancestor Figure, Nigeria
height 27in (68.5cm)
standing on angular legs, the right slightly elevated and forward giving an impression of movement, the attenuated torso with raised navel, sloping shoulders leading to elongated bent arms beneath a slightly tapering neck, the abstract head gently raised upward and to the right with a trance-like expression with gaping circular mouth, diminutive eyes and pierced nostrils, between proportionally large peg ears; aged and encrusted grey and dark brown patina.
Herbert Baker, Los Angeles, CA
Private Collection, California