Carved wooden effigy, demon-like creature with lon

Made:
1851-1930 in Nigeria

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Carved wooden effigy, demon-like creature with long pointed horns protruding from head, globular body, probably represents a shamans familiar, Ibo tribe, S. Nigeria, 1851-1930

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A657918
type:
effigies and folk medicine (shamanism) effigies and folk medicine (shamanism)
credit:
Jeffreys, M.D.W.

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