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Figure de sanctuaire "ikenga"
Nigéria, Ishan (Esan)
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wood, pigments, Ishan is the anglicised form of "Esan", that people of this community originally called themselves. The name is derived from "e san fua" - "those who have fled". For many Ishan communities trace their ancestry back to the people who once left the kingdom of Benin to avoid repression or escape justice there.