Tadep Figure - Mambila People, Northern Cameroon - CGM41
Tadep Figure - Mambila People, Northern Cameroon - CGM41
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Tadep Figure - Mambila People, Northern Cameroon - CGM41

$1,250.00
The gesture of both hands to chin in Mambila sculpture is characteristic of tadep figures connected with a healing association called Suaga.
The ritual paraphernalia were kept in granary-like storehouses which would have had ledges where the Tadep figures were placed. The Tadep figures protected and proclaimed the sacred powers of the objects in the storehouses. The characteristic Mambila hairstyle consists of inserted wooden pegs. Mambila sculpture expresses the intensity and spring-like contained energy about to be released throughout the rhythmically bent arms and legs.Likely post WWII.

Ex Leonard Kahan Gallery, New York and Ex. Christopherand Genevieve McConnell collection.

Height: 17
Width: 6
Depth: 5

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