This is rare fabulous African Carved Figurative Ancestor Shrine from the Mambila Tribal People of Cameroon and Nigeria. Shrines like these were known as tadep and were used by the Suaga association, which was concerned with justice and protection from supernatural forces. Mambila figures share exaggerated features and curving planes. These sculpted figures are usually squat and disproportional. The heads often have heart-shaped faces and are decorated with small wooden pegs. The legs are slightly bent and the arms are brought forward and upward. The suaga association is primarily concerned with justice and supernatural cleansing within the community.The Mambila figures embody ancestors who are responsible for the clans wealth. These incredible and Rare Shrine would compliment your collection and be beautiful in your home.
Made up of Bones, Masks, Fur, and Baskets
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Shipped in Wooden Crate
Museum Quality and Rare
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Shows age and Natural Wear.
46 Inches Wide
33 Inches Tall
8 Inches Deep
18 Inches Tall Left Face
6.5 Inches Wide Left Face
29.5 Tall Figure Middle
5.5 Wide Figure Middle
18 Inches Tall Right Face
6 Inches Wide Right Face
10 x 10 Radius of Basket Bottom Right
2 x 2.5 Wooden Figures
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