MAMI WATA FIGURES, Nigeria

The figure below has been vetted as being authentic.


 

Mami Wata Figure 2
18.5" high x 18" wide
$1000

Photographs © Hamill Gallery


 

Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas

Through July 26, 2009

National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/mamiwata/intro.html

MAMI WATA, FIGURES, Nigeria

Mami Wata shrines are found in southern Nigeria and over much of West Africa. The serpent goddess is thought to bestow favors on those who make offerings to her.

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