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TITLE:  Janus Figure
CATEGORY:  Sculptures
SIZE:  h: 8.5 in / h: 21.6 cm
CULTURE:  Hemba
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Heather James Fine Art  760-346-8926  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  The Hemba honor the kabeja, a Janus-shaped statuette, with a single body and two faces, male and female, on one neck. The kabeja is topped with a receptacle for magic ingredients. Each clan possesses a single kabeja, which is dangerous to handle, and which receives sacrifices intended for the spirits, a magico-religious practice that is of the essence to the family.
Inventory Number AF362
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