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Shrine Figure (106 cm) - Wood - Igbo - Nigeria - Asian African Art
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Shrine Figure (106 cm) – Wood – Igbo – Nigeria


Object:Shrine Figure
Ethnic group / culture:IGBO
Region/ country:Nigeria
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:106x18x16 cm
Weight:3200 g

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Powerfull shrine figure from the IGBO people of NIGERIA.
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. The wooden figure has an stylistic coiffure and beautiful carvings all over the body.
Beautiful dark colorful aged patina. Condition good with traces of tribal use. The figure stands unstable on it`s own.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Please contact first before order, higher shipping costs may apply due to the size of this item.