Igala Seated Wood Figure Cross River Dense
The upper reaches of the Niger River at the confluence with the Benue River opens to broad grassy plains where the Igala people who number approximately 300,000 live and where in the past they had a strong kingdom. Today this kingdom is primarily ceremonial or ritualized with little real power. To complicate the matter the Igala also share a number of artistic traditions with their neighbors the Basa-Nge, Isoko, and Idoma, northern Igbo and a number of people living along the lower Niger.
Approximate Age: 20th Century