Mumuye artists are famous for their wooden statues known as Iagalagana. This Iagalagana figures were used by diviners and healers as well as common villagers for such things as to diagnosis and cure ill health, protection from misfortunes, guard the home place, serve as owner's confidant who would have detailed conversations with their statue and the figures were also used in trials of men who were in dispute with one another - they would swear on a statue and then kiss it. Elders used them to reinforce their status in society and most figures serve two or more of these functions.Mumuye figures are highly abstracted human forms perhaps in part because they invoke forms of human and supernatural authority. The Mumuye people distinguish the gender of the figures on the basis of the shape of the ears as only the Mumuye women distend their earlobes. This Mumuye statue is in good rustic condition with slight wear and although it does stand on its own it does lean a tad. This beautiful Mumuye tribal statue would make a fine addition to any African art collection. This Mumuye statue measures 24.25 inches tall by 5 inches wide and weighs 2 pounds and 10 ounces. The item "Antique African Mumuye Tribe Iagalagana Ritual Statue Female Figure From Nigeria" is in sale since Tuesday, May 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues". The seller is "mountainamma" and is located in Williams, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, Switzerland, Brazil, Russian federation.