IGBO SHRINE FIGURE 32, Nigeria

 

 

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO
Figure 32
56" high
$2000

This figure has been vetted as old and authentic.

Shrine figures represent gods who provide protection, healing and good fortune in return for respect, sacrificial food and adherence to their rules. Their hands are extended to receive gifts, and open to indicate generosity and honesty.

---from Herbert M. Cole, A History of Art in Africa.

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