Mbari

Nigerian Igbo votive shrines constructed as part of complex festivals of life and sacrificial rituals, often highly ornate and filled with sculpture; prior to the 1960s, built of perishable materials and once erected are left to decay.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300249154. The J. Paul Getty Trust.