MUMUYE YOKE or SHOULDER MASKS 2, Nigeria

 

Mumuye 14
31" high
$400

Mumuye 16
15" high
$300

 

Mumuye 17
16" high
$300

 

Mumuye 18
16" high
$300

 

 Mumuye 20
29.5" high
$800

 

JUKUN
Yoke/Shoulder
Mask

 

 WURKUN
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks

MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks 1
 

 MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks 1
 

 

MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks 1
 

The shoulder masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 

Mumuye 11
SOLD

 

Mumuye 12
SOLD

 

Mumuye 13
SOLD

 

Mumuye 15
SOLD

Mumuye 19
SOLD
 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

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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