The standing figure by the Mumuye Peoples of Nigeria. These figures served as guardians and were often made to ensure the personal protection of their individual owners and also served as personal confidants in troubled times. They also served as a status symbol within the tribe.
Culture and Traditions
The Mumuyes are a people of Nigeria. They speak the Mumuye language. They constitute the largest tribal group in Taraba State of Nigeria and form the predominant tribes found in Zing, Yorro, Jalingo, Ardo-Kola, Lau, Gassol, Bali and Gashaka. Mumuyes are also widely found in many parts of the neighboring Adamawa State.
Scotty Greenwald donated in the year 2002.
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Prairie View A&M University, "MUMUYE Culture Of Arts are people of Nigeria. They speak the Mumuye language - ( Standing Figure)" (2022). African Sculptures and Masks. 53.