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Celt-Shaped Pendant, c. 300 BC - AD 600 Costa Rica, Southern Nicoya region, c. 4th century BC - AD 7th century jadeite

Celt-Shaped Pendant, c. 300 BC - AD 600 Costa Rica, Southern Nicoya region, c. 4th century BC - AD 7th century jadeite

Publication: 1913. Colle, Pierre. Les Baluba (Congo Belge), Vol. II.	  Original language: French	  Caption translation: Sorcerer Dancer (Kif...

Publication: 1913. Colle, Pierre. Les Baluba (Congo Belge), Vol. II. Original language: French Caption translation: Sorcerer Dancer (Kif...

Africa | Fertility doll "ikoku" from the Turkana people of Kenya | Wood, brak cloth, glass beads, metal beads and bells, coins, plant fiber | The making of dolls is traditonal. The dolls are carved by the father and decorated by the mother. After having reached puberty, the young girls use them for practising their later role of motherhood.

Africa | Fertility doll "ikoku" from the Turkana people of Kenya | Wood, brak cloth, glass beads, metal beads and bells, coins, plant fiber | The making of dolls is traditonal. The dolls are carved by the father and decorated by the mother. After having reached puberty, the young girls use them for practising their later role of motherhood.

Nkisi or Nkish are spirits, or an object that a spirit inhabits. It is frequently applied to a variety of objects used throughout theCongo Basin in Central Africa that contain spiritual powers or spirits.

Nkisi or Nkish are spirits, or an object that a spirit inhabits. It is frequently applied to a variety of objects used throughout theCongo Basin in Central Africa that contain spiritual powers or spirits.

Africa | Five dolls from the Namji people of Cameroon | Wood, cowrie shells, glass beads, metal and leather | ca. 19th - 20th century

Africa | Five dolls from the Namji people of Cameroon | Wood, cowrie shells, glass beads, metal and leather | ca. 19th - 20th century

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