Mumuye, Nigeria
Early 20th Century
Previous collection; Michael Oliver, New York City

Mumuye miniature charms of this extreme small size are incredibly rare. Despite its scale this example has the power of a full-size figure. With its slightly tipping torso and its animated arms and body this figure exemplifies what is most compelling about Mumuye art. The patina is deep and rich from handling and there are still traces of leather attached to the figure. In excellent condition.

This figure stands 3.5 inches tall.
IN 4-9-12/ SOLD