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    Artist Name:

    Igbo Artist, Nigeria

    Title:

    Janus Figure

    Date:

    19th century

    Medium:

    Painted wood

    Dimensions:

    24 inches

    Credit Line:

    Fred and Rita Richman Collection

    Accession Number:

    2002.290

    Currently Not on View
    In Igbo communities of the equatorial forest region of eastern Nigeria, diviner’s eyes are ringed with white on ritual occasions to indicate honesty and clear sightedness. Similarly, this sculpture’s eyes are lined in white, a color associated with the purity of the spirit world.



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