IGBO SHRINE FIGURES, Nigeria

IGBO
Figure 31
43" high
$8000

The Igbo shrine figure above has been vetted as authentic with signs of significant age and use.


 

IGBO
Figure 33
29.5" high
$2500

 IGBO
Figure 37
30" high
$2000

IGBO
Figure 38
35" high
$1200


The Igbo shrine figures above have all been vetted as authentic.

IGBO STYLE SHRINE FIGURES, Nigeria


Despite their appearance the figures below were probably made to be sold.

IGBO STYLE
Figure 44
39.5" high
$1000

 

 

IGBO STYLE
Figure 45
30.5" high
$500

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO, SHRINE FIGURES

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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