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Object Number:
AF3659
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ijo
Provenience:
Nigeria
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Man
Description:
Wooden figure originally painted white and red brown. For face with lateral crests (here interrupted by triangular ears) The face is shaped rectangular with prominent mouth region, bared teeth (the transverse ridge between the teeth here reduced to a more realistic tongue). Has a disproportiionately high narrow forehead bisected by a vertical ridge which becomes the nose. The forearms are almost covered with heavy bracelets. The feet are excessively large. Across the top of the chest is carved in relief a transverse bar (?amulet). Between this and the navel runs a triple ridge (cicatrization). The legs are short, stout, with pointed knees. On head, a wide brimmed hat.
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
Other Number:
23359   -   Field No SF

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