The Mambila figure known as Tadep served as a receptacle for ancestor spirits used for protection in health, fertility, good harvests and successful hunting.   The figure stands with both hands raised to his chin with a heart shaped face, concentric eyes and wooden pegs for hair.

Origin: Cameroon or Nigeria
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a La Jolla, CA collection
Materials:  Wood, bamboo pegs and pigment with custom acrylic stand
Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. high x  4 1/2  in. wide 
Condition: Overall good condition, there is an age crack at the back of the head
Inventory #A1016
Price: Sold

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