Ikenga, Igbo peoples, Nigeria, wood (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
These carved wooden figures have human faces but animal attributes, and reflected the achievements of their owners.
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Cite this page as: Dr. Peri Klemm and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Ikenga (Igbo peoples)," in Smarthistory
, November 12, 2015, accessed January 18, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/ikenga/