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Shopona
Shopona
Shopona
Shopona
Shopona
Shopona

Photo credit: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

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A representation of Shopona – the smallpox god – confiscated at Ogbomosho. This cult had been forbidden by law owing to the fact that the priests deliberately spread the infection for their own ends.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Cambridge


Medium

wood, beads & pigment

Measurements

H 67 x W 21.5 x D 28 cm

Accession number

1939.165

Acquisition method

donated by Sir Selwyn Grier

Work type

Sculpture


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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3DZ England

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