A Babalawo shrine in Yorubaland

Catalani, Anna (2021) A Babalawo shrine in Yorubaland. Gods' Collections .

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A Babalawo shrine in Yorubaland
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This short piece considers a collection assembled during colonial times in Yorubaland. The collection includes religious items stolen by a Babalawo shrine and raises the question about the ethics of non-Western collections in Western museums. The piece is part of the online project Gods Collections: https://www.godscollections.org/

Keywords:Yoruba, museums, colonial collections
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
L Social studies > L350 Religion in Society
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Design
ID Code:46969
Deposited On:08 Dec 2021 16:36

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