Ikenga - Ritual FIgure of Masculine Strength


An ikenga is a ritual object. It symbolizes masculine strength and the ability to achieve—through one’s own efforts – the Igbo ideals of status and success. In traditional Igbo terms, these ideals consist of a large compound as a home; high rank in a title-taking association (that is having political power) and possession of the requisite emblems of such rank; bountiful yam harvest; many wives and children; and numerous livestock. The essential feature of the ikenga is a pair of horns, usually considered to be ram horns. The horns symbolize qualities attributed to the ram: aggression, perseverance, and restraint when required. The ikenga may be in the form of a human head or a complete figure. Its iconography may be minimal or elaborate.

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