Igbo Tribal Sculpture

Igbo Tribal Sculpture

Code: DEC01181959a


W: 20cm (7.9")H: 42.5cm (16.7")D: 20cm (7.9")


Nigerian Early C20th

A Nigerian ikenga sculpture from the Igbo tribe. An ikenga is a ritual object. It symbolizes masculine strength and the ability to achieve.

The essential feature of the ikenga is a pair of horns, usually considered to be ram horns. The horns symbolize qualities attributed to the ram: aggression, perseverance, and restraint when required. 

The Igbo people are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria.