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Jidagaw (Water Storage Jar)

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Bamana society is strickly heirachical—only the wives and daughters of blacksmiths (numuw) are authorised to make earthenware pots. This small group of women are known as numumusow (meaning ‘blacksmith women’)...


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...


Mma (Ancestor Memorial Figure)

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Found among the Anyi sub-group of the Akan (in the towns of Nzima, Krinjabo and Sanwi), mma figures are idealised and stylised depictions of deceased Akan royalty, chiefs, priests and other royal attendants. Sources state that...


Mma (Ancestor Memorial Figure)

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Found among the Anyi sub-group of the Akan (in the towns of Nzima, Krinjabo and Sanwi), mma figures are idealised and stylised depictions of deceased Akan royalty, chiefs, priests and other royal attendants. Sources state that...


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...