Agbogidi Shrine: An Article from

WHERE GODS AND MORTALS MEET

 Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art

EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE URHOBO PEOPLE OF NIGERIA

April 9  August 16, 2004

 

Perkins Foss, Ph. D.

Guest Curator

 

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Agbogidi Shrine

Agbogidi Shrine

Agbogidi (A Study of Fertility Shrines), 1972, by Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, 1932      )

Plastograph print, water colors. 53 x 78 cm.

Private Collection

Bruce Onobrakpeya has turned to Urhobo shrine art for inspiration in his own work. Agbogidi Shrine developed out of visits that the artist made in the 1970s to northern Urhobo communities of Ogharefe and Idjerhe.

 

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