IGBO STYLE FIGURES 3 & 4, Nigeria

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO STYLE
FIGURES 3 & 4
22" and 21.5" high
$600 for the pair

Despite their appearance we see no real evidence of tribal use so these were probably made to be sold.

Standing figures represent the numerous Igbo deities or ancestors. They are grouped together in symbolic families and are kept in special houses where they are revered. During annual festivities, these figures are taken out and paraded through the villages.

This pair, although mounted on separate bases, is available together only, for $600.

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