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Idoma Seated Female Figures, Africa Origin: Nigeria Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20th Century AD

left: Idoma Seated Female Figure, Africa Origin: Nigeria Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20th Century AD

right:  Africa | Female figure “anjenu” from the Idoma people of Nigeria | Wood, polychrome paint

Idoma figures, Nigeria:

In 1985, François Neyt identified the Idoma’s “Ekotame and Anjenu sitting figures” as a pre-eminent corpus. (Neyt, 1985, p. 101-116). As part of the deeply ingrained tradition of female representation in the Benue region – maternity figures, women sitting and standing – they offer the most striking of its expressions in their extolment of strength and dignity combined.  Continue reading Idoma Seated Female Figures, Africa Origin: Nigeria Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20th Century AD