Male figurine - 2015.12.11_1

2015.12.11_1

Male figurine

Maker: Salifou Ngambi
Medium:Terracotta, pigment
Geography: Foumban, Cameroon
Date: 2013
Dimensions:
28 x 14 x 15 cm
Object number: 2015.12.11
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionSeated male figure with crossed legs. This figure was produced in July, 2013 by Salifou Ngambi who identified it as a Nok/Yoruba style figure representing an old man. Salifou was not working from a model to create a figure. Because of the commercial desirability of this kind of figurine, Ngambi often works in styles that are not historically from the Grassfields but are more often celebrated in African art publications. Ngambi's familiarity with a variety of styles allows him to create his figures within those parameters. 
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