Art that is believed to help a person's
health and well-being
Mambila Crow Mask
The Mambila of north Camaroon believe that the ever
alert crow would signal the tribe of any aggressive, negative
force that may be coming.
Yoruba diviners necklace
A yoruba diviner or fortune teller from Nigeria wore
this beaded necklace during rituals to help
forecast the future.
Mambila dog figure
The mambila people of northern Nigeria used this
dog shrine figure to ward of any evil forces that
threatened the village.
Bana protective mask
The Bana, a sub-tribe of the Bamileke of Camaroon,
danced this aggressive mask to counter negative spirits.
Mumuye female figure
The mumuye people of Nigeria used this shrine
figure to influence the advent of rain.