'ikenga' figure.Man on stool,holding sword and severed head.
Label: Brown, oval, handwritten label, 'Ibo. S.E.Nigeria. 'Ikenga'. House-god of Good Luck. Horns signify strength. Skull shows his power over life and death. Sword or machete show power. 'Ikenga' = 'Strong right hand'.
The Ikenga is an altar figure dedicated to a man’s personal achievements.