IGBO IKENGA FIGURE 73, Nigeria

This figure has been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.


 

 

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IGBO
IKENGA FIGURE 73
18" high
Nigeria
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Ikenga
is the embodiment of traditional male leadership and power among the Igbo. The shrine expresses their personal spirit, chi, a source of strength and courage. Ikenga visualizes the authority of leadership; the ability to sit in judgement and be a warrior-chief. The horns refer to the powerful and agressive nature of the ram.

---Christophe Rolley, www.artheos.org

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