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Burde-Monroe Collection
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16. Stool. Bida, Nigeria

Geometric design with cross-hatched decorative supports.

 
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17. Ikenga, wood with multi-colored pigments. Ibo.

Personal shrine depicting seated man with ceremonial staffs in both hands. Large curved horns serve as a superstructure.

 
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18, 19. Ikenga, geometric base with two horns. Ibo.

Wood with traces of white pigment. This is the basic ikenga used on a personal altar for encouraging the future growth of an individual.

 
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20. Mask, wood, dark ritual incrustation, leather fibers

A large mask of Ibibio with movable jaw and rounded ears, used within the Ekpo society rituals. This museum quality piece has very strong features which combine abstraction and realism.

 
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21. Tool, wood and metal. Yoruba.

This adze represents a typical agricultural implement, but with interesting geometry.

 
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