Re: [African_Arts] statue Tiv ?
Thanks for your reactions. I will add some more photos in the same album Tiv.
The statue is 14 inc (36 cm) high. As you can see the body is very simular to the Mumuye statues, but not the head because thers is no hairstyle.
I add some more photos of other statues from the same region in my collection.
A Tiv statue (20 inc 50 cm) , a Chamba (16 inc 40 cm) and a small Mumuye (1ft 30 cm)
Van: Heidi Raihofer <heirai1@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: <African_Arts@yahoogroups.com>
Datum: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:27:31 -0800 (PST)
Onderwerp: Re: [African_Arts] statue Tiv ?
Hello, Could you send dimensions and a photos of the side and back of this item. Puzzled by this because the mouth doesn't fit. The shoulders and hips look Mumuye, but all of those sculptures I have seen are more elongated, taller and have other distinctive features this sculpture does not have.
The eyes and face and roundness seem Fang-ish to me. I have something similar and will forward photo and info when I am with the item next week.
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