A vintage African tribal art wooden sculpture of a spirit ancestor figure Lagalagana with unusual anthropomorphic features from the Mumuye people of Nigeria Finely carved female figure with headdress, looped split chin, looped naval and wood pegs visible. The rhythms and disciplines of daily life of the Mumute tribe have been governed by traditional ceremonies in which masks who symbolizes the spirit power of ancestors played major parts, while wooden statues are placed in a sanctuary or in houses of men of influence, and have been used for the purpose of medical treatment, rain-making rituals, curses, prayers for harvest etc., natural nicks consistent with age. Mid. 20th century. 14"Hx 4.5"Wx 4.25"D
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