- Museum number
- Object: Moko Jumbie
Steel sculpture; male figure of a stilt-walker (Moko Jumbie). Figure has articulated limbs, painted black. Wears a loincloth composed of plastic and synthetic fibres, decorated with mesh synthetic fibre vest; metal keys, bells and toy aeroplane; plastic beads; wooden masks. Figure wears gold-sprayed leather and synthetic trainers with toes exposed. Headdress composed of numerous multi-coloured synthetic and cotton doillies. Wings attached to back of figure sprayed black and gold.
- Production date
- On display (G25/od)
- Exhibition history
2015 28 July - 13 September, London, British Museum, Great Court, Celebrating Africa
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Trinidad and Tobago carnival
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The two Moko Jumbie figures in this collection (2015,2024.1-2) were commissioned by the British Museum from the British-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové in May 2015 and acquired in July 2015. They were purchased with generous funding from the Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) and with additional contributions from the Vigo Gallery (representing Zak Ové) and the artist.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number