Lungtirok, male stones (right), (female left)

Scope and Content

B&W photographic print. 'Julian Jacobs in The Nagas states that "the Ao, Lotha (Lhota) and other Nagas trace their mythical origin to the six sacred stones at Lungterok. Given that the stones are vehicles of fertility, it is consistent that ... they are often sexual symbols, either resembling male and female genitals, or being described as a male and female pair." The stones in these photographs may well be the ones described.'

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Note

Ethnic group: Naga

Ethnic group: Sangtam Naga

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

12 x 7 cm

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