Masks were commonly made specifically for funeral ceremonies. Each mask had a persona that the wearer would assume during performances
Male and female twin set. If an infant twin passed away, the family might commission a figure for the twin's soul to reside in. Such a statue was treated like an actual child.
This is an example of early African human figure. The Nok's head was much bigger then it's body symbolizing knowledge.
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