Alusi/Arunsi (Shrines)

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Alusi priest in his shrine

Alusi priest in his shrine

Alusi Another shot of the above shrine, Obioma town, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Alusi Another shot of the above shrine, Obioma town, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Alusi Figure in another shrine of a tutelary deity of one of the adjacent villages erected on the road from Udi to Ngwo on the escarpment above Enugu township, Obioma town, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Alusi Figure in another shrine of a tutelary deity of one of the adjacent villages erected on the road from Udi to Ngwo on the escarpment above Enugu township, Obioma town, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Alusi Shrine of a tutelary deity of one of the adjacent villages erected on the road from Udi to Ngwo on the escarpment above Enugu township, Obioma town, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Alusi Shrine of a tutelary deity of one of the adjacent villages erected on the road from Udi to Ngwo on the escarpment above Enugu township, Obioma town, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Alusi Several of the same group of Alusi figures

Alusi Several of the same group of Alusi figures

One of a group of Alusi figures Nri-Awka Igb

One of a group of Alusi figures Nri-Awka Igb

Alusi Nri-Awka Igbo

Alusi Nri-Awka Igbo

Alusi Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi With its priest and its  ritual iron belled staff, Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi With its priest and its
ritual iron belled staff, Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi The same shrine with its priest (seated) and it's osu ("juju slave"), Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi The same shrine with its priest (seated) and it’s osu (“juju slave”), Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi With Ikenga and other ritual objects, Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Alusi With Ikenga and other ritual objects, Orsu, West Isuama Igbo

Jones posing in front of a pyramid Nsude village shrine, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Jones posing in front of a
pyramid Nsude village shrine, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Pyramids Nsude village shrine, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Pyramids Nsude village shrine, Abaja, Northern Igbo

Ibudu Mud shrine made to  protect and prosper a household

Ibudu Mud shrine made to
protect and prosper a household

Alusi Tutelary and fertility  juju -- detail, Ishieke, Isu

Alusi Tutelary and fertility
juju — detail, Ishieke, Isu

Alusi Tutelary and fertility  juju -- detail, Ishieke, Isu

Alusi Tutelary and fertility
juju — detail, Ishieke, Isu

Alusi Tutelary and fertility juju, Ishieke, Isu

Alusi Tutelary and fertility juju, Ishieke, Isu

Juju to protect crops Orlu

Juju to protect crops Orlu

Ibudu Orlu

Ibudu Orlu

Alusi

Alusi

Alusi Nri-Awka

Alusi Nri-Awka