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Yoruba Sculpture from Nigeria [Object of the Day #26]

By: Amy Ellsworth

Yoruba Sculpture from Nigeria
Yoruba Sculpture from Nigeria

This wooden sculpture from Nigeria depicts two African men carrying a European man wearing a pith helmet in a palanquin. Read more about the depiction of Europeans in Yoruba art in the Expedition magazine article The Pink People by David Crownover.

Penn Museum Object #75-31-1.

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