Identifying African idol

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Marcdorst
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Identifying African idol

Post by Marcdorst »

Hello,

Does anybody know a little more about this wooden African idol? All I know is that it was bought by my late aunt somewhere in the '50 or '60s in, probably Ethiopia.

Thanks in advance, Marc Dorst
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Julien
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Re: Identifying African idol

Post by Julien »

Unfortunately it's more a souvenir and not a figure that was used in the culture, that's why it becomes almost impossible to give an exact region or place for this figure, hope it helps
Rooney
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Re: Identifying African idol

Post by Rooney »

Hello,

Indeed, it can be complex to precisely locate a figure based on a memory rather than a defined cultural reference. However, with social networks like Twitter, it's sometimes amazing to see how memories can be shared and retrieved by people all over the world, creating a kind of virtual collective memory.
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