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The protruding abdomen with plug, the fetish material removed from the head
Late 19th Century
Size : 18 cm high
7 ins high
Ex Jamaica Inn Museum, Bolventor, Cornwall, UK
The figures would protect its people against infertility, illness, sorcery and war and would preserve terratorial claims. They were considered dangerous and could only be moved by specialists through the means of pushing with sticks or poles. The death of a ritual specialist who had furnished the figure with its power would render it ineffectual and all of its empowering materials would be removed.
|Height||18.00 cm||(7.09 inches)|