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    Ancestral monolith (atal) of the Bakor-clan,Nigeria. Such stones are placed upright,buried up to the navel in the ground.They stand individually,sometimes in circles. Basalt,H:174 cm Pre-16th Musee du quai Branly, Inv.70.1998.4.1

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    Nok-sculpture,style of Katsina ala,Nigeria. Terracotta, H:38 cm Musee du quai de Branly,Inv.70.1998.11.1

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    Mother and child,the mother with a lip-plug. Woodcarving of the Dogon people from Mali,H:75 cm Musee du quai Branly,Inv.70.1999.9.3

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    Nok sculpture from Nigeria,probably a terracotta base for a large statue.Scenes of daily life,harvest,mothers with children.The larger figures carry a serpent on their raised arms.Terracotta,H:50 cm. Musee du quai Branly, Inv.70.1998.11.2

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    Bronze figure of a woman holding a staff. From Benin H: 10 cm

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    Two figures of jurisdiction, man and woman, with spikes to be stuck into the ground to the right and left of the "Oba" or king of Beninwhen sitting in judgement. From Benin H: 28, 25 cm

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    Erotic couples. From Cameroon H: 6,5, 8 cm

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    Nok sculpture from Nigeria,probably a terracotta base for a large statue.Scenes of daily life,harvest,mothers with children.The larger figures carry a serpent on their raised arms.Terracotta,H:50 cm. Musee du quai Branly, Inv.70.1998.11.2

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    Female figure,woodcarving of the Nuna people in Burkina Faso. Wood,H:115 cm Musee du quai Branly,Inv.70.1998.6.1

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    Tip of a sceptre (mvala) of a high personage. The chief is seated in ritual nudity,chewing a medicinal root.Below, a shackled prisoner.Congolese. Ivory, H:22,7 cm Musee du quai Branly, Inv.70.1998.10.1

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    Evil voodoo, carved human head with nails driven through the neck; supposed to bar the way into a village. From Cameroon. H: 24 cm

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    Female fertility figure, wooden statue with a big belly of clay under the straw skirt. From Katanga, Zaire. H: 43 cm

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    Head of a Queen mother. It is said that Oba (king) Esigie (ruled up to 1550) was the first to bestow the title of Queen mother on his mother, Idia. From Benin H:45 cm

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    Memorial head, terracotta, from Benin. Such memorial heads of an oba (king) or a chieftain were placed on an altar; offerings were put into the opening at the top of the head. H: 21 cm

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    Ivory cup, probably a salt cellar, from Sierra Leone. Detail: On the lid, crocodiles eat the genitals of male figures. See 30-04-01/18 H: 23 cm Inv. 67-3-25-1

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    Female figure with raised left arm,wood carving of the Dogon people;from the caves with ancestral sculptures in Ireli,Mali. Wood (ficus thonningii) H:48 cm Musee du Quai Branly,Inv.70.1999.7.1

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    Female figure,probably an ancestral figure of the Dogon people from Mali. Woodcarving with metal,H:59 cm Musee du quai Branly,Inv.70.1999.9.2

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    Male head,Sokoto sculpture,Nigeria.Probably part of an entire statue. Terracotta,H:33 cm Musee du quai Branly,Inv.70.1999.8.2

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    Teke-sculpture from Mayama,north of Brazzaville, Congo.The statuettes,called "bitegue" were used for magic and sorcery by local seers. Wood,nails,mother of pearl, H:38,4 cm Musee du quai de Branly, Inv.70.1998.7.1

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    Wooden figure of a man with knife, seated in front of a mancala board; portrait of Shamba Boloncongo, 93rd Great Chief of the Bushongo. Mushenge (Mingenza), Kasai; Congo, West Africa. Around 1600. Inv. 1909-12-10-1

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    Memorial head, possibly of an Oba (king). Wood, with metal squares on the brow. Offerings were placed in the opening at the top of the head. From Benin H: 45 cm

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    Musical instrument with human head and male figure with a knife. Wood From Cameroon H: 38 and 56 cm

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    Three brass bells in the form of General De Gaulle, raising his arms in the famous announcement in Algiers :"Je vous ai compris" From Central Africa, H:16-18 cm

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    Male figure,sitting.Bidjogo woodcarving from the Bissao Islands. Wood,lead incrustation in one eye,traces of red ochre paint. H:37,7 cm Musee du Quai Branly, Inv.70.1998.8.1

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