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X81.1564 Bush spirit (Carved figure)

 

Object Name: Bush spirit (Carved figure)
Place of Origin: Nigeria
Cultural Group: Ijo peoples
Materials Used: Wood and white pigment
Dimensions: H: 139.7 cm, W: 19.0 cm (H: 55 in, 7.4 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of William Lloyd Davis and the Rogers Family Foundation. X81.1564

This figure has lost its weapon, but its medicine gourd and white “chalk” markings–believed to posses supernatural properties–show its readiness to fight.

Source: Anderson, Martha G. and Peek, Philip M. ed. (2002): “Ways of the Rivers: Arts and Environment of the Niger Delta” Los Angeles, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 096

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