Plaque

About this object

Narrative

Assumed to have been collected by Lieber while he was living in Nigeria (1965-1970), lecturing at the University of Ibadan under the auspices of CIDA.

Physical description

Wooden panel carved in mid-relief. Depicts a humanoid figure with arms raised, hands held in fists, and a exaggerated tongue hanging from their mouth. Short horns extend up from their head, and large wings spread out to each side. The legs are each snake-like, and each twist in a loop before ending at a reptilian foot.