Baga Elek Head

$1,800.00Price

This wood sculpture is also known as Elekel - an ancestral alter head. 


Elekel shrines were created to worship a god the Baga peoples believed created the world, Kanu, along with lineage ancestors. These sculptures were located in the family homes of villagers and served as a center for divine offerings to help protect against evil spirits and sorcery. Elek heads were used in ceremonies, community festivities, male initiations and funerals.

  • Region

    Guinea

  • Culture

    Baga

  • Media

    Hardwood

  • Dimensions

    22" x 31" x 7"

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