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Lot n° 9

Intéressant rhombe du culte Ifa

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probably intended to ward off evil spirits from the divination area. It features a stylized fish surmounted by a male figure with powerful hands and feet and arms forming an arc. Hardwood, old honey-red patina, internal signs of use Northern Nigeria 49.5 cm Bibliography: see "Westafrikanische Plastik" by K.Krieger, reproduction 134, collection of the museum Für Völkerkinde Berlin Exhibition: "La voix maintenant et ailleurs", Centre Pompidou, Paris, February 26 - June 10, 1985