Male figure with dog - 2015.12.5_1

2015.12.5_1

Male figure with dog

Maker: Workshop of Ibrahim Nfoupouopougnigni
Medium:Wood, pigment
Geography: Foumban, Cameroon
Date: 2013
Dimensions:
33 x 13 x 14 cm
Object number: 2015.12.5
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionThis male figure with dog is indicative of the eclectic style choice of contemporary Foumban workshops. This piece was produced in the work shop of Ibrahim Nfoupouopougnigni, but the name of the carver was not reported. This workshop works in several different styles although recently it has been specializing mostly in Yoruba, Ibo, and Kongo. This kneeling male figure with dog is considered a creation in Kongo style rather than a copy of a known piece. The interest in the piece is also connected to the patina which is produced in a different workshop from the ones that finished 2015.12.3 and 2015.12.4. The patina of this piece is much rougher and illustrates the difference that a skilled finishing can make to the overall aesthetics.
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