Early 20th century
Height: 31 ½ in. (80 cm)
Ex collection Robert Duperrier, Paris
Ex collection Hubert Goldet, Goldet Collection Auction, Paris, Juin 2001, lot 131
The Mumuye used sculptures called Iagalagana in different rituals: the figures played a central role in ancestor worship and in curing ceremonies. They served as intercessors between the spirit world and that of men, and served as proof of the high status of the family that owned them.