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Through its startling tactility, this Yoruba Jagún Jagún mask conveys the inner essence
or character of Ogún, whose fantastic powers of transformation position him
at the breach of human practicalities and divine power.
Oye Ekiti region, Nigeria
mid-to-late 19th century
wood, iron nails and bands, fiber, sacrificial materials
height: 44 in.

 
     
 
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