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The main figure of the seven holy bronzes of Tada, Nigeria, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/96

Scope and Contents

The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'It is of dark bronze, 3 ft 8 inches high, and is called 'Gago'. Gago is a title still used by the village chiefs in Idah, below Tada on the Niger. The head-dress of the figure consists of a tigh [sic] fitting helmet. At the front of back of it medallions are attached with a horned and moustached face on them. The close-fitting gown is richly decorated with designs'. Photograph by Margot Lubinski.


  • 1940 - 1949


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Date information

DateText: Dated '1940s' in the original typescript catalogue..


Lubinski, Margot, fl 1940-1949, photographer

Finding aid date

2003-10-27 14:46:19+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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