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Idoma Anjenu Statue
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African art > African Statues > Idoma Anjenu Statue

The Idoma live at the confluence of Benue and Niger, and there are 500,000 farmers and traders, with Igbo, Cross River and Igala influences in their art and customs, and it is often difficult. to distinguish them from their neighbors The royal lineage members of their oglinye society, glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities, and also produce fertility statues with whitened faces and incised teeth. Janiform crests are generally exhibited at the funerals of notables, and members of the Kwompten male society used statues called goemai as part of healing rituals. This male character in a frontal position embodies a spirit of water, anjenu, of the river Benoué. This cult, widespread among Idoma animists as well as Igala and Southern Yoruba, was supposed to ...


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Idoma crest mask
African art > African mask > Idoma Mask

The Idoma settled at the confluence of Benué and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders in their 500,000. The neighbourhood and thus the influences of the Igbo, those of the Cross River and Igala ethnic groups have generated stylistic borrowings, and great tribal similarities. The royal lineage members of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform crests are usually displayed at the funerals of notables. Members of the male society Kwompten , meanwhile, used statues named goemai as part of healing rituals. Borrowed from the Igbo of the Cross River, these crest masks also relate to the masquerades of warriors. A double rattan strap ...


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Nigeria s early Idoma currency
African art > African Currencies > Idoma Currency

This primitive African currency takes the form of a triangle extending into its lower part of a flat handle. Its surface is hammered with notches forming a regular relief. The tip base, could be recorded in the ground.
Oxid red ochre granular patina. In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using cauris, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron in particular. These primitive currencies were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also constitute objects of parade or throw weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were assessed against iron bars called barriferri. The king generally controlled the production or delivery of the kingdom's currency. The variety of these metallic forms is wide, ...


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Statuette Ekwotame Idoma
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African art > African Statues > Idoma Fetish

The Idoma live at the confluence of Benué and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. Their art and customs include Igbo, Cross River and Igala influences and it is often difficult to distinguish them from their neighbours. The royal lineage members of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform crests are usually displayed at the funerals of notables. Members of the male society Kwompten , meanwhile, used statues named goemai as part of healing rituals. This female figure seated in the frontal position represents an ancestor and magnifies lineage. Large copies of these statues are frequently placed near the body of the deceased ...


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idoma
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African art > African mask > idoma

Idoma live with the confluence of Bénué and Niger. 500.000, they are farmers and tradesmen. One finds in their art and their habits of the Igbo influences, Cross To rivet it and Igala and it are often difficult to distinguish them from their neighbors. The Okua masks are carried to Idoma Southerners during the funeral of important characters and have scars traversing the face, the temples and the cheeks. They have an open mouth and a smooth hairstyle.


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Janiform crest mask Idoma Ungulali
African art > African mask > Idoma Mask

The Idomas settled at the confluence of Benué and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders in their 500,000. The neighbourhood and thus the influences of the Igbo, those of the Cross River and Igala ethnic groups, have led to stylistic borrowings, and great tribal similarities. The royal lineage members of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform crests are usually displayed at the funerals of notables. Members of the male society Kwompten , meanwhile, used statues named goemai as part of healing rituals.
Borrowed from the Igbo of the Cross River, these crest masks also relate to the masquerades of warriors. A double rattan strap ...


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Primitive currency Idoma
African art > African Currencies > Paléomonnaie

This primitive African currency takes the form of a flared blade under which volute arms emerge. The surface is hammered with notches forming a regular relief. The lower base, at the tip, could be recorded in the ground. In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using cauris, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron in particular. These primitive currencies were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also constitute objects of parade or throw weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were assessed against iron bars called barriferri. The king generally controlled the production or delivery of the kingdom's currency. The variety of these metallic forms is wide, and these sometimes take on the ...


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Idoma Crest mask
African art > African mask > Idoma Mask

The Idoma live at the confluence of Benué and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. The neighbourhood and thus the influences of the Igbo, those of the Cross River and Igala ethnic groups, have led to stylistic borrowings, and great tribal similarities. The royal lineage members of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform crests are usually displayed at the funerals of notables. Dark grainy patina. Slight cracks and abrasions.


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Statue Idoma Ekwotame
African art > African Statues > Statue Idoma

The Idoma live at the confluence of Benué and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. Their art and customs include Igbo, Cross River and Igala influences and it is often difficult to distinguish them from their neighbours. The royal lineage members of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform crests are usually displayed at the funerals of notables. Members of the male society Kwompten , meanwhile, used statues named goemai as part of healing rituals.
This female figure sitting in the frontal position represents an ancestor and magnifies lineage. These statues are frequently placed near the body of the deceased during ...


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Primitive Idoma currency
African art > Usual african items > Idoma currency

This primitive African currency takes the form of a flared blade that extends from a flat handle. Its surface is hammered with notches forming a regular relief. The lower base, pointed, could be stuck in the ground. In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. The transactions were made by means of cowries, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron in particular. These primitive currencies were used during commercial and social exchanges, especially for dowries, but could also be parade objects or jet weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were valued in relation to iron bars named barriferri. The king generally controlled the production or the conveyance of the currency of the kingdom. The variety of these metal forms is wide, and these sometimes ...


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Mask Idoma Akweya
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African art > African mask > Idoma Mask

Ex-French African art collection.
The Idoma , who are probably descendants of the Akopo, live at the confluence of Benué and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. Their art and customs include Igbo, Cross River and Igala influences and it is often difficult to distinguish them from their neighbours. The royal lineage members of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform crests are usually displayed at the funerals of notables. Members of the Kwompten men's society used statues named goemai as part of healing rituals. The anthropomorphic face masks of the group akweya , Akpa district also called Okua, occur mainly during ...


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Idoma crest mask
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African art > African mask > Idoma Crest

Ex-collection Belgian African art.
Idoma live at the confluence of Benué and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. The influence of their Igbo neighbours, the Cross River and Igala ethnic groups, generated great tribal similarities and stylistic borrowings. The royal lineage members of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform crests are usually displayed at the funerals of notables. Members of the male society Kwompten , meanwhile, used statues named goemai as part of healing rituals. A long wicker neck directs the gaze towards a head representing an idealized woman, whose braids are held together by a braid to form a ...


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