Ceremonial wooden post with carved super structure

Made:
1880-1925

Ceremonial wooden post with carved super structure in form of animals, birds, human heads and surrmounting all male monkey, used as part of dance ritual, in vernacular "alusi ubo Nwasgazi", from Southern Nigeria, part of Jeffreys collection, 1880-1925

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A120764
type:
ritual object
taxonomy:
  • built environment - hierarchy name
  • single built work- hierarchy name
credit:
Jeffreys, M.D.W.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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