Loom figure

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Object number: Z 12886

Description: Okeeke. Wooden Janus figure. Cat's whiskers face markings are visible on one of the heads. The other figure has three marks on each side of the face. These markings are all typical of the Niger/Bedue confluence area. Used for holding rollers on the weaving loom.

Cultural sub-group: Okpe

Town: Okpe

Measurements: 18.5 cm long, 5.5 cm wide