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Igheghan (Altar Bell)

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The Edo made use of altars and shrines as a point of communication with ancestors. Placed on these ancestor altars are igheghan altar bells. The bells are rung at the beginning of rituals, to awaken the spirits of deceased...


Ukhurhe (Rattle Staff)

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Placed on ancestor altars, ukhurhe rattle staffs are created by the ruling Oba after the passing of his father. They are also created, out of wood, for deceased community members. The altar on which the staffs are placed on...


Boho Na Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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The Kota have the custom of gathering the bones, skulls and other relics of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into woven rattan baskets; it is believed that the skull of a...


Edan Ogboni (Osugbo Staff)

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Headed by the Oluwo (chief priest), the Yoruba Ogboni (meaning ‘cult of old age’) is a society of respected elderly men and women responsible for the management and wellbeing of their community through the...


Boho Na Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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The Kota have the custom of gathering the bones, skulls and other relics of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into woven rattan baskets; it is believed that the skull of a...


Boho Na Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure)

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The Mahongwe sub-group of the Kota ethnic group have the custom of gathering the bones, skulls and other relics of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into woven rattan baskets;...