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Elek (Ancestor Altar Head)

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The Baga believe that the world was created by the god Kanu and that Somtup is the spiritual being created to govern the Simo male initiation society; female societies are governed by a-Bol, the wife of Somtup.

Elekel...


Uhunmwun Elao (Ancestral Memorial Head)

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Unlike the copper alloy heads cast for Oba and Iyoba ancestors, terracotta heads (uhunmwun elao) are created to commemorate deceased, brass-casters of the Edo kingdom.

After the death of a caster, a large altar (a...


Nsodia (Funerary Portrait Head)

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Nsodia (meaning ‘thing placed on top’; also called Mma, Nkua or Ohoni Ti) heads are idealised and stylised depictions of deceased Akan royalty, chiefs or priests. Opinions vary about the actual use of the heads. Some...


Nsodia (Funerary Portrait Head)

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Nsodia (meaning ‘thing placed on top’; also called Mma, Nkua or Ohoni Ti) heads are idealised and stylised depictions of deceased Akan royalty, chiefs or priests. Opinions vary about the actual use of the heads. Some...


Nsodia (Funerary Portrait Head)

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Nsodia (meaning ‘thing placed on top’; also called Mma, Nkua or Ohoni Ti) heads are idealised and stylised depictions of deceased Akan royalty, chiefs or priests. Opinions vary about the actual use of the heads. Some...


Uhunmwun Elao (Ancestral Memorial Head)

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Unlike the copper alloy heads cast for Oba and Iyoba ancestors, wooden heads (uhunmwun elao) are created to commemorate deceased, high ranking male chiefs of the Edo.

After a chief’s death, a large altar (a...