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Index to photographs from Ohafia Igbo and Abam Igbo

All photographs by G. I. Jones

Copyright to these photographs belong to the G. I. Jones estate and is managed by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge. Reproduction for publication is prohibited without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.

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This archive was produced by John C. McCall with the cooperation of Ursula Jones.

t was created as part of a project funded by grants from The English Speaking Union and Southern Illinois University.

Production facilities were generously provided by the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge.

Okwanko masquerade, Akanu Ohafia

Ote Iri mask

Ote Iri mask

Mask depicting a dibia (healer)

Another mask depicting a dibia (healer)

The dibia Obia revives another
dibia after their battle of medicine

Another mask of the Okwanko group

Carved figures in Obu, Asaga Ohafia

Central figures

Large ikoro (slit drum)

Figures along the
wall of the obu

Figures along the
wall of the obu

Figures along the
wall of the obu

A male and female figure

Shrine priest poses
in the obu

Figures along the
wall of the obu

The Ohafia War Dance (iri agha)

Ohafia war dancer with headboard (oyaya)

Ohafia war dancer with headboard (oyaya)

Shrines (arunsi)

Arunsi shrine in Ohafia

Ibudu arunsi in Ohafia

Shrine at compound in
Ohafia with ogirisi tree

Arunsi near obu in Abam

Arunsi near obu in
Abam (close-up)

Miscellaneous images from Ohafia

Ancestor shrine (ifu mong)

"Ohafia post"

Christian grave with angel (Ohafia)

Free standing figures
in Ohafia village

Obu house

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