Shrine Decoration


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Shrine Decoration
© D. Anthony Mahone

The shrine to the royal ancestors housed in Chief Isekhure's house includes a pair of royal heads with ivory tusks protruding from the crown. Their material is difficult to determine, but they are 20th-century reinterpretations of the brass heads that stand on the palace's royal ancestral shrine. Here, however, "tusks" of the same material replace the actual carved ivory of the prototypes.


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