Large wooden Igbo Alusi figure from Nigeria.
A large wooden standing figures such as this one probably represents one of the numerous Igbo Alusi, a generic term used to describe the spirit deities that watch over the community to ensure its well-being and continuity. They are grouped together in symbolic families and are kept in special houses and shrines where they are revered.
Fair condition with clear traces of wear and tear. The left arm need to be restored and the figure stands unstable.
Object: Alusi Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Igbo
Region/ country: Nigeria – 76 cm
Period: Second half 20th century
Dimensions: 76×20×14 cm
Weight: 3000 g