Ibo Statue, Nigeria, Strange Imports
This traditional Ibo statue is made in the traditional style of being frontal, symmetrical, and upright, with their legs slightly spread and arms held way from the body. It is meant to give the impression of balance and stability. It is painted chalk white, the color of the spirit.
The Ibo people (or Igbo) are an ethnic group native to south-central and southeastern Nigeria. They practice their traditional religion Odinani. The sculptures that are produced by the Ibo people were mostly for religious purposes and promotions of secret societies. The artists is an integral and active member of the community.
Dimensions: 4w X 4.5d X 16h
Conditions: Good, wear commensurate with age
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