IGBO SHRINE FIGURE 44, Nigeria

 

 


Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO
Figure 44
39.5" high
$1000

In spite of its appearance, we do not believe this figure shows any signs of age or tribal use.

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.

RETURN TO IGBO SHRINE FIGURES PAGE

GO TO IGBO ART PAGE

GO TO IGBO IKENGA FIGURES PAGE

GO TO IGBO FIGURES PAGE

GO TO IGBO COUPLES PAGE

GO TO IGBO DRUMS PAGE

GO TO IGBO DOORS PAGE

GO TO IGBO TRAYS PAGE

GO TO ARTIFACTS PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN FIGURES PAGE

GO TO NEW ADDITIONS PAGE

HOMEPAGE

 Index by
TRIBE

 Index by
OBJECT

CONTACT US