MAMI WATA FIGURES, Nigeria

 

Mami Wata Figure 1
24" high x 21" wide
SOLD

 

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

Photographs © Tim Hamill

 

 

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 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.

These figurse have been vetted as being authentic.


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