Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Africa
Work in progress
Further details
Wooden Alusi (guardian) figures representing a tutelary deity are typically found within shrines in Ibo temples. They are celebrated weekly or annually, arranged in a unit against the interior wall of a temple, and aid problem solving in the community.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ibo (Nigeria)
DATE
20th century
LOCATION
Paris, Sotheby's (3 December 2004)
Contact
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