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Ethnic group : Songye Country of origin : Zaire ( D.R. Congo ) Material : Wood, metal, bell, cloth, rope, feathers, horns, animal skin, unknown substances Approximate age : Early – Mid 20th Century
West African shaman, 1904
Africa | Nuer youth with hair plastered with mud into a single forward facing horn. His left arm is bound with metal rings (thiau), a practice which imitates or complements the practice of training a favourite ox's left horn across the muzzle (ma gut), both of which are often done soon after initiation. Southern Sudan, Upper Nile | © Frank D Corfield, ca. 1931 - 1935.