University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 72-28-24
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. J. D. Kingsley in memory of her late husband, 1972

Description

Soft wood. Rather small face, once white. Slightly bulging cheeks. Triangular eye holes, apices out. Red semi-circle over eyes, outlined in blue, center white. Divided in half by nose which goes from top of semi-circle to just below eyes, square nostrils. Long narrow protruding mouth, lips are incised red line in center. Has flat headdress with crest (wide part facing front). This is decorated with geometric designs, mostly triangles and diamonds in red, white, and blue. Good condition but most of white paint has disappeared.


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