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Mijikenda Tribe Vigango 3, 19th Century
Carved Wood
81 × 7 × 4 in
205.7 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
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Bill Lowe Gallery
Atlanta
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The vigangos are wooden effigies made to honor a deceased member of the Gobu or “Society of the …

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The vigangos are wooden effigies made to honor a deceased member of the Gobu or “Society of the Blessed”. Their role is not to indicate a burial but to provide a new home for the spiritual power of the deceased member. These stylized human forms would be left to naturally decay and fall over as the spiritual power …

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About the work
Bill Lowe Gallery
Atlanta
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The vigangos are wooden effigies made to honor a deceased member of the Gobu or “Society of the …

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The vigangos are wooden effigies made to honor a deceased member of the Gobu or “Society of the Blessed”. Their role is not to indicate a burial but to provide a new home for the spiritual power of the deceased member. These stylized human forms would be left to naturally decay and fall over as the spiritual power …

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Mijikenda Tribe Vigango 3, 19th Century
Carved Wood
81 × 7 × 4 in
205.7 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
Contact For Price
Have a question? Read our FAQ.