Ancestor figurine - IGALA - Nigeria

Ancestor figurine - IGALA - Nigeria
Middle of the 20th century - Very nice condition

Dimensions : 42 x 17 cm.
Around 1950 - Very good condition
Former Collection of Belgium - Brussels

The Igala form an ethnic group established in Nigeria, they are a population of more than a million of individuals, one of the most important ethnic groups of the country.

This ethnic group is part of those who developed themselves thanks to iron or mining, between 1400 and 1700 A.D, together with the Benin and the Oyo peoples.

Although most of the Igala are small farmers, settled near the big cities, like Idah, Ankpa and Anyigba, they carry great importance to education.

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