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Shrine (figure) - Wood - Idoma - Nigeria - Asian African Art
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Shrine (figure) – Wood – Idoma – Nigeria

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Description

Powerul standing shrine figure from the Idoma people of NIGERIA. The wooden figure has a typical expression. Beautiful covered in white clay phembe. Condition good with traces of 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.

Object
Shrine (figure)
Ethnic group/ culture
Idoma
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Dimensions
51×16×12 cm
Weight
1700 g
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