MUMUYE YOKE or SHOULDER MASKS, Nigeria

 

Mumuye 1
44.5" high
SOLD

 

Mumuye 2
44" high
$800

 

Mumuye 3
45" high
$900

 

Mumuye 4
42" high
$800

 

Mumuye 5
37" high
$800

 

Mumuye 6
27.5" high
$1000

 

Mumuye 7
27" high
$800

 

Mumuye 8
25" high
$600

 

Mumuye 9
28" high
$500

 

Mumuye 10
24" high
$500

 

JUKUN
Yoke/Shoulder
Mask

 

 WURKUN
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks

 

MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks
2

 

MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks
2

 

MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks
2

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MUMUYE, YOKE MASKS, Nigeria

The Mumuye have shoulder or yoke masks, known as Sukwava, which displays an elongated neck set under a diminutive head with large ears. Traditionally, they were used during pre-war ceremonies, but nowadays they are worn during rain-making and healing practices.

Peoples such as the Mumuye, the Chamba, the Jukun, the Wurkun and the Montol live along the Benue River in eastern Nigeria,

Despite their appearance, these shoulder masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


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