figure (ritual & belief: representations)

'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.

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