Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.

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Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.
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The Bariba are a small ethnic group in the geographical centre of Benin,neighboring the Yoruba,whose style is reflected in the Bariba figural pottery.The disc shape top was used as a lamp at funerals or by healers. Light was produced with balls of cotton wool dipped in karite fat which were then lit. See K.F Schaedler's Encyclopedia p.79.