Wooden ancestral effigy, covered with clay and pig

Made:
1900-1930

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Wooden ancestral effigy, covered with clay and pigment, mould into crude head, wooden handle with iron suspension loop, used in prayers and oath, Southern Nigerian, 1900-1930

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A657304
Materials:
clay, iron and wood
type:
effigy
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • funerary sculpture
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Jeffreys, M.D.W.