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Sculpture

Object Number:72-28-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Glass
Iconography:Man
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. J. D. Kingsley in memory of her late husband, 1972

Description

Fine grained medium brown wood coated with dark pigment and with thick less adhesive red pigment over this. Flat feeton a roundish base. Very short legs wide at sides and narrow in front. Deep incision for spine. Carving just above groin, triangle with pyramid shaped arranged inside. Arms diproportionately long hanging at sides. Bead bracelet on right arm. Head turned to the right. Slightly protruding oval eyes with upper lashes carved in with zig-zags. Nail head pupils protrude slightly. Nostrils shaped like and parallel to protruding semicircle lips. Three vertical lines incised in center of forehead. Two columns of four horizontal incised lines on each cheek. Tall headdress, narrowing at top, carved all over with vertical ridges. Poor condition. Large chunk missing from back of base. Top of headdress and back and right sides quite decayed.

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