Old Large Ritual Snake – Verre Tribe – Adamawa State, East Nigeria
Mid 20th century; cm. 58,5 high (23,03″); weight: grams 881,2 (31.08 oz.).
The snakes were more than a symbol; they were mediators between this world and the next. The Verre people incorporated the snake motif into much of their artworks, which served as protective amulets, ritual objets and metal currencies.
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