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Shrine Figure âIkengaâ - Igbo - Nigeria

Shrine Figure ‘Ikenga’ - Igbo - Nigeria

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1960: Item # 1430330
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Mid 20th century. H. 38,5 cm. Ikenga are figural shrines made by the Igbo, who are known for their focus on personal achievement and a system of titles based on earned status. Offerings made to ikenga are meant to ensure accomplishment in spiritual, economic, political, and military ventures. Provenance: Dutch private collection.