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White-crested Bittern
White-crested Bittern
The white-crested tiger heron (Tigriornis leucolopha), also known as the white-crested bittern, is a species of heron in the family Ardeidae.
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Knife
Knife
The anthropomorphic handle of this knife has nothing decorative about it. The presence of holes in the skull and stomach of the figure, indicates that this handle was a sculpted nkishi (charm). Such "fetish knives" also existed in other cultures like those of the Luluwa or the Kongo.
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Iginga figurine
Iginga figurine
This figurine, in the "bibendum" style, seems to have been in favour amongst the southern Lega peoples. This object is linked to the bwami association, the members of which were scattered within different village communities and had considerable moral, political and judicial power.
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Pearl-spotted owlet
Pearl-spotted owlet
The pearl-spotted owlet has two striking eyespots on its nape. They are formed by black and white feathers and are most visible when the owl is on the lookout bending forwards. The spots mislead prey and scare off attackers.
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veszelyite
veszelyite
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Funerary statue
Funerary statue
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le python empaillé
le python empaillé
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Statue
Statue
Mosilo were placed near to the home of the man in charge of the male initiation of young people which included circumcision. The presence of mosilo indicated that an initiation was underway.
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quartz
quartz
Common minerals
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