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A MAMBILA FIGURE

Size 38 cm
Material Wood
Origin Nigeria

Delicate and slender figure whose formal dynamism is accentuated by a hollow heart-shaped face and horns. The hole pierced in the abdomen implies a medical or divinatory use.

Provenance

Acquired by the former director of the Emiel Veranneman Gallery, Brussels

Collected in the 1960’s by descent through the family