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Maker(s):Beier, Ulli
Culture:German (1922-2011)
Title:Egungun Festival series: Gbajero (the hanger of witches)
Date Made:1955
Materials:black and white photograph
Measurements:sheet: 16 in x 20 in ; 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm; image: 13 7/8 in x 16 1/4 in ; 35.2 cm x 41.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC STUDY.1.2002.5.g
Credit Line:Study Collection
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

A powerful mask with the power of identifying witches. In spite of the title, witches were never killed in Ede.

photography; sculpture; indigenous people; festivals; celebrations

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