Early 20th century
Height: 18 ¾ in. (47.5 cm)
Ex collection Galerie Jacques Kerchache, Paris
Ex Gros & Delettrez, Paris, 18 Nov 2003, lot 235
Ex collection Galerie Flak circa 2006
Ex private collection, France
Yale University Art Gallery – The Yale-van Rijn Archive of African Art #0050716Published: Mumuye, François Neyt, 2006 (cover & plate 19)
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.