WOOD, WHITE PIGMENT, HEIGHT 79CM
MAMBILA, CAMEROON, NIGERIA
Most Mambila statues are representing ancestors who were revered as being responsible for the wealth and wellbeing of all people. Most statues have heart shaped flat facial features. Wooden pegs were regularly used as design elements, representing hair or any other important features. The Mambila have lived on the same highland plateau in Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon for more than 4000 years. Over this period they have developed their unique style of art using mainly wood and ceramic materials. This statue is in perfect condition.