Mambilla Bronze Medicine Vessel. Nigeria / Cameroon. 20th century. 3.9 kilograms ; 10” tall

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Bronze Medicine Box
Altar Vessel.
20th century.
Nigeria / Cameroon

3.9 kilograms
10” tall x 7” diameter

Collected by naturalist and philanthropist, Eli Weiss in the 1980’s.

The spikes on this vessel reflect a practice that is found across West Africa. Spikes symbolize fertility, fecundity, and protection.

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