Africa | Standing female spirit spouse "blol bla" from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | When the owner of a spirit-spouse dies, the object loses its purpose. It discards its sacred status for his descendants and lies abandoned in the house. It is therefore no desecration to give it away or sell it, which explains the abundance of figures of this kind in the West. | The male ancestor figure is called "blolo bian"
SHAKA ZULU Shaka kaSenzangakhona (c. 1787 – c. 22 September 1828), also known as Shaka Zulu was the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom. He is widely credited with uniting many of the Northern Nguni people, specifically the Mtetwa Paramountcy and the Ndwandwe into the Zulu Kingdom, the beginnings of a nation that held sway over the portion of southern Africa between the Phongolo and Mzimkhulu Rivers, and his statesmanship and vigour marked him as one of the greatest Zulu kings