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Carved Statue (possibly of Ikenga and wife)
Carved Statue (possibly of Ikenga and wife)
Carved Statue (possibly of Ikenga and wife)
Carved Statue (possibly of Ikenga and wife)
Carved Statue (possibly of Ikenga and wife)
Carved Statue (possibly of Ikenga and wife)
Carved Statue (possibly of Ikenga and wife)

Photo credit: Wigan Arts and Heritage Service

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A wooden carved double Ikenga (possibly Ikenga and wife). Ikenga (Igbo, literal meaning, 'place of strength') is a horned Alusi (deity) found among the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria. It is one of the most powerful symbols of the Igbo people and the most common cultural artefact.

Wigan Arts and Heritage Service

Wigan


Medium

wood

Measurements

H 38.5 x W 17 x D 15 cm

Accession number

TN.5370

Work type

Sculpture


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Wigan Arts and Heritage Service

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester WN1 1NU England

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