Pottery burial vase, globular with large flared ne

Made:
1900-1924 in Nigeria

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Carved wooden statue presumably male but with no genital organs, large oval head with glass eyes, hands on stomach
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Carved wooden statue presumably male but with no genital organs, large oval head with glass eyes, hands on stomach
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Pottery burial vase, globular with large flared neck, closed top with filtration holes, placed in the grave for the journey of the deceased, Bunu tribe, Nigeria, 1900-1924

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A657203
type:
burial vases and religion (tribal) burial vases and religion (tribal)
credit:
British Empire Exhibition. Nigerian Sect

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