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unknown Bijogo
Bijogo Primary

Iran Otibago (Ancestor Spirit Figure)

19th century - 20th century
Carved wood with pigment

15 3/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 4 5/16 in. (39 cm x 12 cm x 11 cm)
Gift of Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.40
Other Number(s): 14 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Bijagós, Arquipélago dos
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Bijogo, Guinea-Bissauan, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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