Standing female figure, Djombre, Nigeria.
The Djompre are a small ethnic group with their homeland in the Benue Plateau State in northern Nigeria. They call themselves "Kutep" or "Kutev", the denomination "Djombre" - which means "cannibals" - has probably been given to them by the neighbouring Chamba.
Light brown wood, slightly shiny dark brown patina, of compact form with an angular protruding belly and long columnar neck,linear skin scarification marks on body and face, min. dam., small missing parts (foot soles), fine cracks, slight traces of abrasion, on wooden base.
H: 40,5 cm - 15.9 inch.
Provenance: Robert van der Heijden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands