Carved wooden effigy (Ntutu Agwli) in the form of

Made:
1890-1930 in Nigeria

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Carved wooden effigy (Ntutu Agwli) in the form of a stylized bird, used by medicine man when he performs his rites to make medicine, Ibo tribe, Southern Nigerian, 1890-1930

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A657314
type:
effigies, folk medicine (shamanism) birds, effigies, folk medicine (shamanism)
credit:
Jeffreys, M.D.W.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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