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a mumuye figure ,Nigeria

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galerie Cecile Kerner
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a mumuye figure ,Nigeria

a mumuye figure ,north Nigeria from an old belgium collection 71cm Mumuye figures were used in divination and healing rituals as well as house guardians When manipulated over the course of judicial trials, the figure may judge the veracity of testimony provided, and its heightened awareness enables it to identify criminals.3

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