Tikar People Male Medicine Totem Figure

Title

Tikar People Male Medicine Totem Figure

Subject

Tikar People

Description

This male figure is posed like a wrestler, with rings around his neck, wrist, waist and ankles. There is an opening at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades for inserting herbal medicines. This hand-made terra cotta has a dark brown vegetable patina, with red camwood powder and white kaolin.

Source

The Republic of Cameroon

Files

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Citation

“Tikar People Male Medicine Totem Figure,” Virtual AARLCC, accessed August 8, 2022, https://browardcountylibrary.omeka.net/items/show/40.