Sculpture - Bois - Idoma - Nigeria

Description
Sculpture - Bois - Idoma - Nigeria
État raisonnable

A female Idoma sculpture, Nigeria, posted on a one-leg stool, the hands resting on the knees, the hanging breasts with fine scarification matterns, the elongated neck supporting an ovoid head with a domed crest, the fascial plane with a slightly protruding mouth a lender nose, framed by oval, encirceled eyes; brownish, partly shiny patina, unpainted Idoma sculptures are rare.

The Idoma are an ethnolinguistic group that primarily inhabits the lower western areas of Benue State, Nigeria, and kindred groups can be found in Cross Rivers State, Enugu State and Nasarawa State in Nigeria. The Idoma language is classified in the Akweya subgroup of the Idomoid languages of the Volta–Niger family, which include Alago, Agatu, Etulo and Yala languages of Benue, Nasarawa and Northern Cross river states. The Akweya subgroup is closely related to the Yatye-Akpa sub-group. The bulk of the territory is inland, south of river Benue, some seventy-two kilometers east of its confluence with river Niger. The Idomas are known to be "warriors" and "hunters" of class, but hospitable and peace-loving.

Informations du lot
Article
Sculpture
Ethnie / culture
Idoma
Région/pays
Nigeria
Matériau
Bois
État
État raisonnable
Vendu avec support
Non
Dimensions
69×0×0 cm
Poids
3.3 kg
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