AFRICA, Guinea
Tribal Group: Baga
Shrine figure, "elek", bird head with human features, used during harvest and for funeral ceremonies. Elek is part of the family shrine, important for purification ceremonies. It alone is able to pursue witches.

17" high x 19" deep

Age uncertain | Late 20th Century, Carver Unknown

Acquired in 1992 from an African art dealer, placing it almost 30 years old, at least.

A certificate of authenticity will be included

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