From: Nigeria

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-93-39
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Yoruba
Provenience Nigeria
Culture Area West Africa
Section African
Materials Wood

Ijebu drum with fish legged figures. Egboni society. This large drum, of which the hide drumhead is missing, bears, in highly stylized carving, a representation of the king-god with his arm-supporters. The style differs from that typical of the capital city and closely resembles certain Yoruba carvings.

Height 82 cm
Outside Diameter 64 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927

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